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by janKipo
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: la phrases
Replies: 39
Views: 838

Re: la phrases

I recommend giving up. Lope's position is fairly bulletproof, since he simply says that exceptions to his rule are simply wrong ("slang") or has another (often horribly implausible but internally consistent) interpretation of what is going on. So far as I can tell, everything he allows is ...
by janKipo
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: musi
Topic: monsuta lon mi
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: monsuta lon mi

My files show that I sent a replay on Sept 9, but when I look at the record of our exchange I find something totally different. I don't know what happened but I am resending my original reply (with some minor corrections).
by janKipo
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: sitelen toki
Topic: Adverb glyph question
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: Adverb glyph question

Thanks. As I said, I don't follow codes closely (at all, really) so I didn't have more than passing impressions about how sitelen sitelen worked. The encompassing feature does make it a little clearer than the standard text on some occasions, but I am not sure the extra effort of learning the code i...
by janKipo
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: sitelen toki
Topic: Adverb glyph question
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: Adverb glyph question

I'm not a fan of codes, so I don't allow sitelen x closely, for any x. But, as far as I can gather, the rules in sitelen pona seems to be aesthetic -- combine if it looks good. This is modified somewhat by a desire to combine idioms like 'jan pona' or 'toki pona' or 'tomo tawa' and so on. Conversely...
by janKipo
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Is "poka" a spatial noun only or can it be a preposition too?
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: Is "poka" a spatial noun only or can it be a preposition too?

That seems to be the majority view. 'poka' alone means "with" in some broad comitative sense., 'lon poka' means "beside, next to" is a spatial sense (though it , too, may have a broader use "on the side of" -- but there are no clear cases). In any case, they are differe...
by janKipo
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: musi
Topic: monsuta lon mi
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: monsuta lon mi

I think I have responded to everything I have received.
by janKipo
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Is "poka" a spatial noun only or can it be a preposition too?
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: Is "poka" a spatial noun only or can it be a preposition too?

Sonja sanctioned 'poka' ascomitative "with" a few years ago, then took it back in pu. In the meantime, it had become firmly entrenched in the corpus, I.e., the language, as distinct from 'Lon poka'. It doesn't seem to be spatial restrictively, since I ca be poka someone in spirit while not...
by janKipo
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: musi
Topic: monsuta lon mi
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: monsuta lon mi

'monsuta' may not be in pu, but is in wide use in the community int, i.e., is in the language. I have a monster [maybe "fear"?] This monster is my internal everything [?] This monster has desires Like you and me. But these desires are bad. If this is the same [?so?/lon?], a different monst...
by janKipo
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: sitelen toki
Topic: New font for sitelen pona : LINJA PONA
Replies: 10
Views: 2300

Re: New font for sitelen pona : LINJA PONA

Well, that seems to be for sitelen sitelen: I thought you were developing sitelen pona.
by janKipo
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: sitelen toki
Topic: New font for sitelen pona : LINJA PONA
Replies: 10
Views: 2300

Re: New font for sitelen pona : LINJA PONA

The official spelling technique with sitelen pona is acronymic, spelling out the word using symbols for words that begin with each letter (inside a cartouche to avoid confusion). This could probably be standardized -- the same word each time a letter is used (this is sorta the history of alphabets, ...

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