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by janKipo
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: musi
Topic: utala musi pi toki ante
Replies: 8
Views: 71

Re: utala musi pi toki ante

Boringly 'sina jo e tenpo la temp mute la ona li tawa weka.' But that doesn’t,t get to deeper meaning, which I can't seem to formulate. Maybe, 'sina pilin e ni: sina jo e tenpo suli la sina kepeken sona ala ona.'
by janKipo
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: mi jan Sanje
Replies: 6
Views: 65

Re: mi jan Sanje

Just 'tenpo sike'
'Kanse', the/r/ overrides the/f/ and is velar in French, so /k/.
'Toki insa' is thinking things through, opinions are ,pilin".
by janKipo
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Job 1.1-10 translation
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: Job 1.1-10 translation

For "wander", ,nasin' is sometimes used (oddly). 'Tawa ala kin' just means "for nothing,' i.e. "without rewards" ,pilin' is also natural for "touch" but maybe not for "strike".¡utala' has been used for this.'pakala' is then implicit The oldest brother is ...
by janKipo
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Job 1.1-10 translation
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: Job 1.1-10 translation

A mixture of theological and philological fussiness. Basically very good. ‘jan sewi’ for “God” poses problems and ‘jan sewi Jawe’ some others. “God” is probably best just ‘sewi’, leaving the compounds for saints and priests and maybe angels (etc.) ‘Jawe’ might be be better as ‘sewi lawa’ “Lord” to a...
by janKipo
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Talk to me dirty
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Talk to me dirty

Definitely 'o toki tawa mi lon nasin jaki' or possibly 'o toki jaki tawa mi'
by janKipo
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: Kama jan pi Toki kanse
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Kama jan pi Toki kanse

Pity. Tepan is always interesting, even if not always coherent or right.
by janKipo
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: Kama jan pi Toki kanse
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Kama jan pi Toki kanse

toki! mi Kipo pi toki Inli pi Mewika.
kama pona. taso sina wile toki e “mi jan Suwasi pi toki Kanse. mi olin e soweli’
o awen sitelen li kama sona mute e toki pona.
by janKipo
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: About the "Toki Pona: The Simple Way Of Life" book
Replies: 21
Views: 8975

Re: About the "Toki Pona: The Simple Way Of Life" book

Strictly speaking, there is no official anything in toki pona, since there is no one with the authority (nor any body to give them the authority) to decide issues. Sonja ha considerable prestige and is listened to (when she deigns to speak) but, as even Lope shows, her pronouncements are often chall...
by janKipo
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: How do you say/translate this word/phrase into Toki Pona?
Replies: 5
Views: 2778

Re: How do you say/translate this word/phrase into Toki Pona?

I have become a big fan of ‘ni:’, not just for indirect discourse but also for complex modifiers, like passives and expressions like “so ... that..” ('mama sina li suli ni: ona jo e nanpa sama pi ma pi lon pi lipu pana toki’). Constantly finding new uses.
by janKipo
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Verb vs. Predicate
Replies: 12
Views: 4030

Re: Verb vs. Predicate

Yes, but note the structure of the verb neg verb string is different. Tp: (verb neg) verb, Ch: verb (neg verb).

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