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by jan_Lope
Wed May 02, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Use "seme la" as a yes/no question marker
Replies: 26
Views: 4408

Re: Use "seme la" as a yes/no question marker

janTepanNetaPelin wrote:I understand that Pije doesn't allow to start a la-phrase with a preposition, but official Toki Pona has no problem with that.


toki!

On which page in pu is it written that you can start la-phrases (conditional-phrases) with a preposition?
by jan_Lope
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: First time here. A couple questions...
Replies: 13
Views: 2723

Re: First time here. A couple questions...

It can be confusing though for somone who reads your modifications/additions to Toki Pona as gospel, and it is certainly irritating for someone who tries to keep the official Toki Pona book apart from the jan nasa that there are out there. I already told you that describing your own conlang and pre...
by jan_Lope
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Use "seme la" as a yes/no question marker
Replies: 26
Views: 4408

Re: Use "seme la" as a yes/no question marker

janTepanNetaPelin wrote:
jan_Lope wrote:It is. It is what pu says.
mi tawa.


toki!

Please read pu page 52. Furthermore, I had explained that not all phrases in front of the separator "la" can be shifted after the preposition "lon" or after the intrasensitive Vern "lon".
by jan_Lope
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: First time here. A couple questions...
Replies: 13
Views: 2723

Re: First time here. A couple questions...

Also, there is no comma before a preposition, and there is no consensus that "lupa" means "to pierce". (It's worth trying it out though, yet there is no consensus, and there is no "the verb 'lupa'".) The official dictionary says: "NOUN door, hole, orifice, window&...
by jan_Lope
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Use "seme la" as a yes/no question marker
Replies: 26
Views: 4408

Re: Use "seme la" as a yes/no question marker

Mind that "x la ..." is no different from "... lon x", toki! That's not accurate. The (compound) noun of the prepositional object after the prepostion lon or the (compound) noun of the indirect object after the intransitive verb lon can in some cases be placed before la with nea...
by jan_Lope
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: I'm updating my Toki Pona lessons and I'm looking for good text examples
Replies: 77
Views: 43139

PDF versions in US-Letter format

The PDF versions of my lessons are now also available in US-Letter format.

https://jan-lope.github.io/Toki_Pona_lessons_English/
by jan_Lope
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: First time here. A couple questions...
Replies: 13
Views: 2723

Re: First time here. A couple questions...

toki! I think I see it now: 'kasi li kasi, lon tomo' is one predicate, linked by the following 'li'. Is this correct? The separator li is a grammatical word that separates the subject phrase from the predicate phrase. The predicate marker li is only used when the subject is not mi or sina. After the...
by jan_Lope
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: First time here. A couple questions...
Replies: 13
Views: 2723

Re: First time here. A couple questions...

Is 'lupa' being used to clarify that the roof has fallen in? "lupa e" is here an transitive verb: to pierce, to stab, to perforate (The old tree pierced the roof.) Also, it looks like you've used 'lon' to link two sentences together No, "lon" is a preposition here. It means &quo...
by jan_Lope
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: First time here. A couple questions...
Replies: 13
Views: 2723

Re: First time here. A couple questions...

toki! All official Toki Pona words are written in lower case - even at the beginning of the sentence. After "pi" you have to write at least two words (a noun and an adjective or a pronoun and adjective). The conjunction "en" connects nouns and pronouns only. Maybe the verb "...

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