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by jan Pina
Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Three-way parts of speech (again)
Replies: 9
Views: 764

Re: Three-way parts of speech (again)

I see the whole issue from a little different perspective. The perspective of The Theory of Information. IMHO people who are learning Toki Pona, are intuitively expecting that a simple language would produce a simple sentences for everything. Such intuition is absolutely wrong. It contradicts to the...
by jan Pina
Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: About this forum / Pri tiu ĉi forumo
Replies: 13
Views: 12346

Re: About this forum / Pri tiu ĉi forumo

I mean that Chinese has no any suffixes and prefixes. This is what I like about Toki Pona.
No suffixes and prefixes. The word is just a word.
I'd like Toki Pona to stay this way.
Especially since it have got an hieroglyphic alphabet. :)
by jan Pina
Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: tan e nanpa pi toki pona
Replies: 14
Views: 1286

Re: tan e nanpa pi toki pona

Here is one more word which is good to use for multiplication. It is a calque from English. I'm not sure that "tenpo" in all languages can have this meaning but I like it. And it seems Tatoeba.org supports it too. luka nanpa li tenpo e tu tu la ni li sama e mute nanpa I mean "five tim...
by jan Pina
Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: tan e nanpa pi toki pona
Replies: 14
Views: 1286

Re: tan e nanpa pi toki pona

nanpa luka li kulupu e tu tu la sama e nanpa mute. nanpa luka li weka tu la sama e tu wan. nanpa tu li kipisi e nanpa luka wan la sama tu wan. This says, as best as I can make out, in tp: " If five numbers bring together four, [that] identifies [probably don't want 'e', and so "is the sam...
by jan Pina
Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: tan e nanpa pi toki pona
Replies: 14
Views: 1286

Re: tan e nanpa pi toki pona

But that notation has no verbal equivalent, so is outside the language. sina toki e lon. taso jan ali pilin ala tawa ni. As for multiplication, we have no agreed on way to do that, mi pilin e ni: nanpa luka li kulupu e tu tu la sama e nanpa mute. nanpa luka li weka tu la sama e tu wan. nanpa tu li ...
by jan Pina
Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: musi
Topic: nasin suli pi jan Melin
Replies: 12
Views: 3446

Re: nasin suli pi jan Melin

jan Endy o! pona! tenpo pini la mi sona ala e toki pi jan Melin. tenpo ni la mi kama sona toki ni kepeken Toki Pona. lipu mute sina li pona mute tawa mi. taso kulupu nimi pi pona lili li lon lipu ni. kulupu nimi pi pona lili li ni. 0) "noka soweli li weka. lawa soweli li weka." li pona lil...
by jan Pina
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: tan e nanpa pi toki pona
Replies: 14
Views: 1286

Re: tan e nanpa pi toki pona

Hi I just learned that TP has more numbers than we even actually need. :) There is luka -5 mute-20 ali-100 so by using multiplication we can easily represent any number we need. You know. To learn an extra hundred words and get an extra language as a bonus is a great bargain. But to forget a few num...
by jan Pina
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: tan e nanpa pi toki pona
Replies: 14
Views: 1286

Re: tan e nanpa pi toki pona

Yeah. Phone numbers or other id's will be a pain without a Decimal notation. So old Slavic way or conventional Arabic numbers looks like only possible solution for this. Old Slavic alphabet got no special characters for numbers. So they used alphabet letters to encode numbers. See a table http://don...
by jan Pina
Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Three-way parts of speech (again)
Replies: 9
Views: 764

Re: Three-way parts of speech (again)

Jan Kipo li toki e ni: "jan pi li kama tawa li moku li awen lon tenpo pi mun" toki ni li pona tawa mi. ona li lukin pona tawa jan pi Toki Pona pi tenpo pini. toki ante li lukin ike. mi wile jo e kulupu nimi -"jan pi li" lon Toki Pona. jan Kipo o toki tawa jan pi toki Sonko. jan S...
by jan Pina
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: tan e nanpa pi toki pona
Replies: 14
Views: 1286

Re: tan e nanpa pi toki pona

I believe that the number words in Toki Pona, "wan", "tu", and "ala", could be used for a ternary or binary counting system. A number, for example the decimal 28, would be "wan ala ala wan" or 1001. There other possibilities we could borrow from the history. ...

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