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by janKipo
Thu May 24, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: indirect questions
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: indirect questions

Yes, it is tempting, since it seems to solve all problems. On the othr hand, it is rather artificial and abstract for a toki ona solution. I’ll keeping hoping for something better -- or several things for different problems.
by janKipo
Tue May 22, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: wile sona wan lili tan jan sin pi toki pona
Replies: 9
Views: 103

Re: wile sona wan lili tan jan sin pi toki pona

I like the idea of “flat” for “thin” but would assume that was ‘supa’, not ‘lupa’ “hole”. Otherwise these look nice. As I said, we have lots of ways to do these things.
by janKipo
Tue May 22, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: indirect questions
Replies: 3
Views: 76

indirect questions

The first thing about indirect questions is that they are not questions, either in English or in toki pona. Two things make them feel like questions: 1) interrogative pronouns look exactly like relative pronouns in English (and most I-E languages since PIE) and 2) the answer to a question is often (...
by janKipo
Mon May 21, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: wile sona wan lili tan jan sin pi toki pona
Replies: 9
Views: 103

Re: wile sona wan lili tan jan sin pi toki pona

mije ni li lili sijelo li sike e suno lon tenpo mute.
meli ni li suli sinpin li lili sijelo.
jan ni li lili sinpin li suli sijelo.
en nasin ante mute. ni li pona sona mute. (anu ‘pona mute sona’?)
by janKipo
Mon May 21, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: wile sona wan lili tan jan sin pi toki pona
Replies: 9
Views: 103

Re: wile sona wan lili tan jan sin pi toki pona

mije ni li lili sijelo li sike e suno lon tenpo mute.
meli ni li suli sinpin li lili sijelo.
en nasin ante mute. ni li pona sona mute. (anu ‘pona mute sona’?)
by janKipo
Mon May 21, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: wile sona wan lili tan jan sin pi toki pona
Replies: 9
Views: 103

Re: wile sona wan lili tan jan sin pi toki pona

lon la nimi ‘suli’ li sona e nimi Inli "mature. sama la nimi ‘lili' li sona e nimi Inli "juvenile, immature”. ante la nimi ‘pi (tenpo) sike mute’ li sona e nimi Inli “old”. nimi ‘pi sike lili’ li sona e nimi Inli “young”. mi mute li jo e nimi mute tawa sona ni.
by janKipo
Wed May 16, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: musi
Topic: lipu jan pi jan Mose
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: lipu jan pi jan Mose

open la kama pona tawa toki pona. o awen sitelen. o lukin e FAQ lon tpnimi.blogspot.com. The human site of Moses The time was a time of internal division of USA"(needs a ‘pi’ and probably a ‘ma’ before 'Ma Wan’. The country is just ‘Mewika’, the continent is ‘Amelika’) "The child, Apika, i...
by janKipo
Tue May 15, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Comparisons
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Re: Comparisons

Interesting! Thanks!
by janKipo
Fri May 11, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: jan gbnmvfx
Replies: 20
Views: 592

Re: jan gbnmvfx

Sorry, I was caught in a tp ambiguity, what the scope of a question is. ‘mi sona e ni: sina kepeken e nimi ‘, tan seme’ makes the whole complex sentence + display appear to be a question. It is an odd one, to be sure, since we don’t ordinary say we know something that we are questioning. But you mig...
by janKipo
Wed May 09, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: jan gbnmvfx
Replies: 20
Views: 592

Re: jan gbnmvfx

Lope’s apostrophe, as I understand it, attached to ‘li’ indicates that the following word (the “verb”) is either a noun or an adjective, thus getting rid of the ‘ona li moku’ = "he eats” or “He is food” ambiguity. More profoundly it stands for an invisible copula (which tp neither has nor needs...

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