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by Logomachist
Wed May 19, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: meli pi toki pona li lon ma seme?
Replies: 34
Views: 7584

It doesn't surprise me that Láadan failed to catch on.

It seems to me that Láadan was doomed for several reasons. It's premise- that existing languages are biased against women- is absurd. Languages are spoken by women as much as they are by men, and women therefore have an equal chance to invent and adapt natural languages. GIven the thousands of natur...
by Logomachist
Wed May 19, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: sina toki e toki seme?
Replies: 16
Views: 4827

Is aUI a plausible language to communicate in?

Is aUI a plausible language to communicate in? It looks strange, cumbersome and I don't see any obvious grammatical rules. Are there any texts written in it I could look at? FYI- I know English, a tiny bit of Latin and studied but completely forgot Japanese. Toki Pona I'm working on. Give me another...
by Logomachist
Wed May 19, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: toki! anyone has texts about Toki Pona?
Replies: 33
Views: 9845

S-W is an invalid hypothesis

My understanding is, based on a cognitive psychology textbook I read, that the S-W hypothesis is not supported by evidence. A bilingual child who uses one language at home and another at school will come to associate the home language with familiarity, comfort, casual communication and the language ...
by Logomachist
Wed May 19, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: Toki Pona's community
Replies: 42
Views: 14052

Re: Toki Pona's community

What do you think are the big unsolved question in toki pona? I'm not fluent in the language yet, so there could easily be outstanding grammatical issues about which I am totally unaware, but off the top of my head? This is a prioritized list of what I think Toki Pona needs: <ol> <li>Produce plenti...
by Logomachist
Wed May 19, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: Rumor of toki pona workshop at Easterhegg in Germany
Replies: 14
Views: 5531

Re: Rumor of toki pona workshop at Easterhegg in Germany

janKipo wrote:1. 'jan lawa' sounds like Lord, which (from the KJV anyhow) isn't right here, but we don't yet have a good God word at this point. 'e sewi e anpa' is a good dodge.


http://bknight0.myweb.uga.edu/toki/lesson/lesson5.html claims "jan sewi" means "god".
by Logomachist
Wed May 19, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: nimi sin sin (eĉ plu novaj vortoj, even more new words)
Replies: 35
Views: 11487

pu = ??

I would not like it if "pu" is only used as a comma. Why not use an actual comma? It's what everyone is already doing and what we're used to.

"pu" as something in a natural state? Or as student? I don't know how I feel about those.
by Logomachist
Wed May 19, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: The artist is at work! Letter names
Replies: 14
Views: 5621

Why bother to name letters?

I wonder: what is the value of naming the letters, especially for such a minimalist language?
by Logomachist
Wed May 19, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: Comments on esun
Replies: 33
Views: 11804

What was "kijetesantakalu" supposed to mean?

What was "kijetesantakalu" supposed to mean?
by Logomachist
Tue May 18, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: 125- monsuta
Replies: 24
Views: 10625

Re: 125- monsuta

moku soweli is, after all, food, not animals, just as 'soweli moku' is animals, not food, per se. It could. of course, be animals that eat/are eating, for example. That just rubs me the wrong way. It is being used as an adjective, not a verb. But I'm still relatively new to tp and I certainly don't...
by Logomachist
Mon May 17, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: 125- monsuta
Replies: 24
Views: 10625

Re: 125- monsuta

moku soweli - food for animals, or animals as food? My interpretation would be that "moku soweli" would be "animal feed". "moku jan" would be "people food". "soweli moku" would be a(n) animal(s) for eating. "soweli moli moku" would be a de...

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