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by jan Jon
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: kalama musi pi tenpo pimeja pi jan tawa
Replies: 14
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Re: kalama musi pi tenpo pimeja pi jan tawa

jan Lope o, toki!
jan_Lope wrote:ni li ' pona, tawa sina anu seme?

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ni li pona tawa mi.
by jan Jon
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: kalama musi pi tenpo pimeja pi jan tawa
Replies: 14
Views: 654

Re: kalama musi pi tenpo pimeja pi jan tawa

jan_Lope wrote:Can I use your text as an example for my lessons?


Yes, of course.
by jan Jon
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: kalama musi pi tenpo pimeja pi jan tawa
Replies: 14
Views: 654

Re: kalama musi pi tenpo pimeja pi jan tawa

Latest version:

lape li lon
sewi pi nena ali.
sina pilin lili e kon
lon lawa pi kasi suli.
waso li kalama ala
lon ma kasi. o awen.
tenpo kama lili la
sina kin li lape.
by jan Jon
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: kalama musi pi tenpo pimeja pi jan tawa
Replies: 14
Views: 654

Re: kalama musi pi tenpo pimeja pi jan tawa

What about 'tenpo kama lili la' then? I'm beginning to like that extra arsis.
by jan Jon
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: jan Ense en jan Kete
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: jan Ense en jan Kete

Thanks a lot for looking through the whole thing. I'm learning a lot here. I just wanted to list your main changes for my reference, and to see if I understand them correctly: ⋅  'lon insa ma pi kasi suli' -> 'lon insa pi ma pi kasi suli' I understand there has been quite some discussion a...
by jan Jon
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: jan Ense en jan Kete
Replies: 3
Views: 200

jan Ense en jan Kete

This is my try on 'Hänsel und Gretel'. It's quite long, so I'm sure there are things to improve. But let's see. I'm looking forward to your suggestions. jan Ense en jan Kete jan mije pi mani lili li lon poka ma pi kasi suli. ona li jo e meli e jan lili tu. nimi pi mije lili li 'Ense'. nimi pi meli l...
by jan Jon
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: kalama musi pi tenpo pimeja pi jan tawa
Replies: 14
Views: 654

Re: kalama musi pi tenpo pimeja pi jan tawa

Thanks for all your input.
So I think I like this version:

lape li lon
sewi pi nena ali.
sina pilin lili e kon
lon lawa pi kasi suli.
waso li kalama ala
lon ma kasi. o awen.
tenpo lili la
sina kin li lape.
by jan Jon
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: kalama musi pi tenpo pimeja pi jan tawa
Replies: 14
Views: 654

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. Speaking of fairy tales, I'm translating "Hänsel und Gretel". So I'll change '...
by jan Jon
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: kalama musi pi tenpo pimeja pi jan tawa
Replies: 14
Views: 654

Re: kalama musi pi tenpo pimeja pi jan tawa

Thanks for taking the time. Your translation back to English is pretty close to the original.There seem to be three important differences: ⋅ You translated 'ma kasi' with 'meadow'. I actually meant it to be 'forest', and have seen it listed as such in some word lists. But literally, a mead...
by jan Jon
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: kalama musi pi tenpo pimeja pi jan tawa
Replies: 14
Views: 654

kalama musi pi tenpo pimeja pi jan tawa

Here is my attempt to translate one of the most famous poems that have ever been written in German.
Please tell me, what you think.

lape li lon
sewi pi nena ali.
sina pilin lili e kon
lon lawa pi kasi suli.
waso li kalama ala
lon ma kasi. o awen!
tenpo lili la
sina lape kin.

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