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by janKipo
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: toki!
Replies: 1
Views: 9

Re: toki!

jan Makuwe o, kama pona tawa toki pona
sina pakala ala. taso toki pona la nimi pi lipu pi jan Sonja li nimi'pu' ala. mi mute
li kepeken nimi ni lon toki Inli taso.
by janKipo
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: ante toki
Topic: Green Eggs and Ham
Replies: 3
Views: 4964

Re: Green Eggs and Ham

Well, I suppose that 'soweli jaki' will do for "pig", though it is a little unfair to pigs (but ties in with a popular view). On the other hand, 'kili' just seems wrong as a general word for "food". I suppose such a usage could develop, but it hasn't and I don't see any reason wh...
by janKipo
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: jan Ense en jan Kete
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: jan Ense en jan Kete

1. "in the earth interior of a tree" = 'lon insa ma pi kasi suli'. Not sure what it means, but that is what the tp says. The "two-word rule" includes 'pi' and what follows it as the second word(s). 2. Adding 'mute' is just automatic "plural", but in a lot of cases (coup...
by janKipo
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: kalama musi pi tenpo pimeja pi jan tawa
Replies: 14
Views: 334

Re: kalama musi pi tenpo pimeja pi jan tawa

Yes; I think that is the way I am tending.
by janKipo
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: kalama musi pi tenpo pimeja pi jan tawa
Replies: 14
Views: 334

Re: kalama musi pi tenpo pimeja pi jan tawa

Very nice. I've started fretting about those temporal 'la' phrases and so, when I see 'tempo lili la' I worry about whether it means "in a little while, soon" or "for a little while" and then what would the other one be. I have a question mark by it, hoping to get back there some...
by janKipo
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: jan Ense en jan Kete
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: jan Ense en jan Kete

I've made a few changes for grammar and a couple for sense (there are still a lot of problems with 'tempo... la' and I am trying for some consistency.). The remaining question is about "show x to y" which, I know, the old word list gives as 'lukin e x tawa y', but which doesn't make any se...
by janKipo
Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: kalama musi pi tenpo pimeja pi jan tawa
Replies: 14
Views: 334

Re: kalama musi pi tenpo pimeja pi jan tawa

My response seems to have vanished, so let me repeat what I can remember. 1. Yes, that is exactly the point I was making about 'sina kin'. I would only add that the 'li' rule means it has to be 'sina kin li lape', whatever that does to metre and the like. 2. I'd love a "Hansel and Gretel"....
by janKipo
Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Left and Right
Replies: 9
Views: 1234

Re: Left and Right

Overtime these often suggested moves have been brought up they run into left-handedness and rightheartedness and are rejected. The questionable relation between pilin and ilo pi tawa pi telo loje is also a problem. The 'open/pini' writing scheme has none of these problems. It does not, alas, provide...
by janKipo
Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: kalama musi pi tenpo pimeja pi jan tawa
Replies: 14
Views: 334

Re: kalama musi pi tenpo pimeja pi jan tawa

Yes, 'ma pi kasi suli' is pretty standard for "forest", leaving 'ma kasi' for lawns and meadows and fields. It doesn't seem too long after a few rounds of fairly tales, where it turns up all the time. I wondered if 'o awen' shouldn't be 'o awen kin'. 'o awen taso' seems a little strong. II...
by janKipo
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: kalama musi pi tenpo pimeja pi jan tawa
Replies: 14
Views: 334

Re: kalama musi pi tenpo pimeja pi jan tawa

Doesn't ring a bell, though my German wasn't overly poetic, except for monthly Singfesten. Sleep is on the top of all the hills You can barely feel the air in the tops of the trees. The birds don't sing in the meadow. Wait! Soon you will be asleep, too. I guess the only lullaby I know is about being...

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