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by Jan Heteromeles
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: tan e nanpa pi toki pona
Replies: 25
Views: 2448

Re: tan e nanpa pi toki pona

Maybe because I got caught in the New Math craze back when I was in elementary school, switching between bases isn't really a problem for me, although obviously anyone who thinks that this requires "learning new math," doesn't get that only the numerals change, not the operations. That sai...
by Jan Heteromeles
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: tan e nanpa pi toki pona
Replies: 25
Views: 2448

Re: tan e nanpa pi toki pona

Dumb question: has anyone suggested a quinary (base-5) system for tp? Various aboriginal languages have used it, so it's far from unique. luka would literally translate as 10 (base 5). One can also do "military-style" numbers (one eight five for one hundred eighty five). It might look some...
by Jan Heteromeles
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Three-way parts of speech (again)
Replies: 9
Views: 1195

Re: Three-way parts of speech (again)

Hi, new here and not a linguist or fluent in tp, but I do know a little about Hawaiian and other languages where the problem of word count is "solved" by turning long phrases into compound words. Forgive me if this idea has been discussed and discarded. As I said, I'm new here. Getting bac...

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