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by sonatan
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: ijo ante | miscellaneous | diversaj
Topic: Non-imperative sentences without overt subjects
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Re: Non-imperative sentences without overt subjects

It's not a misrepresentation of what has happened in TP. The etymology is crystal clear. They are commands that have been re-purposed. They are TP words that can be translated. Clearly they still having meaning and any meaning you or the community assign to them is idiomatic. These phrases had to be...
by sonatan
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: ijo ante | miscellaneous | diversaj
Topic: Non-imperative sentences without overt subjects
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Re: Non-imperative sentences without overt subjects

I would question the social glue. Greeting someone with “toki” or “speak” sounds more similar to the Klingon greeting “nuqneH” or “what do you want”.  There is no “please” and the closest thing to “I’m sorry” is “mi pakala” or “I destroy”. The similarities don’t end there.  “Thank you” is not used b...
by sonatan
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: ante toki
Topic: Green Eggs and Ham
Replies: 5
Views: 6326

Re: Green Eggs and Ham

I would not suggest "kili" be used as a general word for food, but rather a word for the " product of". "kili pi soweli-jaki" would translate literally to "fruit of pig" or pork. In comparison, "moku soweli" translates to pig slop or dog food just as...
by sonatan
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: ante toki
Topic: Green Eggs and Ham
Replies: 5
Views: 6326

Re: Green Eggs and Ham

is "kili laso jelo pi soweli jaki" acceptable for green ham? if i hyphenate like a parser… can the "pi" be dropped? it seems that "moku waso" or "moku soweli" might just as easily be translated as bird food and animal food. what about "mama sike" for...

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