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by WasoPimeja
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: musi
Topic: Three haiku by Taneda Santoka
Replies: 7
Views: 2504

Re: Three haiku by Taneda Santoka

pona! Thanks for looking into this. I'll look around a bit and see what I find of other tp haiku here and elsewhere. I haven't read much tp poetry before. I'm still learning how and where to dig up texts and resources for tp... As for the syllable pattern, I tend to completely disregard the 17 sylla...
by WasoPimeja
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Seasons
Replies: 13
Views: 4380

Re: Seasons

pona! mi lukin e ni.
by WasoPimeja
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: musi
Topic: Three haiku by Taneda Santoka
Replies: 7
Views: 2504

Three haiku by Taneda Santoka

toki! I have been working on translating some japanese haiku into toki pona, in order to explore how this language and that literary genre work together. They have many essential features in common. Eventually, I'm hoping to find ways to create my own, original haiku in tp. Here are a couple of my i...
by WasoPimeja
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Seasons
Replies: 13
Views: 4380

Re: Seasons

toki! Thank you both for these helpful replies. I gather that tenpo seli and tenpo lete are set, so no problem using those. I think that tenpo pi kama seli and tenpo pi kama lete are simple and brilliant ways to express the other two, right in the spirit of tp - as far as I know it. I'd use those in...
by WasoPimeja
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Seasons
Replies: 13
Views: 4380

Seasons

Is there any good precedence for how to name the seasons? I ask because I am working on translating some old haiku into tp. The seasons are often named there, in conjunction with other nouns. Ex. 'summer evening'. As such I want to be able to name the seasons with only two words. Some of my ideas ar...
by WasoPimeja
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Wan - 'Alone'?
Replies: 4
Views: 2412

Re: Wan - 'Alone'?

Thanks!

I hadn't thought of adding 'taso'. That should work nice indeed, without overloading the sentence.

wp
by WasoPimeja
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Wan - 'Alone'?
Replies: 4
Views: 2412

Wan - 'Alone'?

toki!

I'm trying to figure out how to say 'I'm alone'. Would something as simple as 'mi wan' work, or should I use a paraphrase like 'mi lon poka jan ala'? - Or something else?

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