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by aikidave
Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: How many hours to learn toki pona?
Replies: 5
Views: 2039

Re: How many hours to learn toki pona?

Looking back on my notes, it took me about 40 days to memorize all the words and make my way through jan Pie's lessons, repeating them as necessary, until I understood them. I spent on average, about 45 minutes per day studying toki pona, so that means it took me about 30 hours to 'learn' toki pona....
by aikidave
Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: how to say "exercise"
Replies: 2
Views: 1120

how to say "exercise"

mi pali wawa e sijelo mi. <-- I powerfully work my body.
mi pali musi e sijelo mi. <-- I recreationally work my body.
mi wawa e sijelo mi. <-- I make my body strong, I strengthen my body.

seme li pilin sina?
by aikidave
Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: kulupu toki lon tomo pi ma tomo
Replies: 3
Views: 1448

Re: kulupu toki lon tomo pi ma tomo

Thanks for the helpful comments. Here is my 1st revision: tenpo suno pini la mi tawa kulupu toki lon tomo pi ma tomo mi. jan pi ma tomo pi mute lili li toki. jan pali esun li wile pali e tomo pali sin. jan pali esun li wile awen e telo ike lon tomo sin. jan pi ma tomo mi li moku e telo ike ni la jan...
by aikidave
Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: kulupu toki lon tomo pi ma tomo
Replies: 3
Views: 1448

kulupu toki lon tomo pi ma tomo

tenpo suno pini la mi tawa kulupu toki lon tomo pi ma tomo mi. jan mute lili li toki. mije pali li wile pali e tomo pali sin. mije li wile awen e telo ike lon tomo sin. tomo kama li poka telo. jan pi ma tomo li moku e telo ni. kulupu lawa li wile pilin sama tawa lipu pali. mije li wile pali kepeken ...
by aikidave
Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: Census: jan ale pi toki pona
Replies: 9
Views: 4725

Re: Census: jan ale pi toki pona

tp Name, Name, Country, L1, L2's

jan Tawita, Dave Raftery (aka aikidave), USA, English

TP website: https://aiki.pbworks.com/w/page/1594805/Toki-Pona
TP blog: http://sites.google.com/site/tokiponadave/
by aikidave
Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: best way to learn?
Replies: 12
Views: 3597

Re: best way to learn?

Hi Koneko, Welcome to toki pona! Some suggestions: Keep a daily journal, in TP. Get a notebook, and every day, write about a half-page of text in TP. You don't have to create original prose or profound poetry, so any text will do. Describe your room, your surroundings, your family, your childhood, n...
by aikidave
Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: air travel
Replies: 12
Views: 3050

Re: air travel

I understand that 'tenpo esun' can mean week (http://en.tokipona.org/wiki/esun). So 'tenpo esun li pini' would mean 'the week has ended'. I was trying to say 'the store is closed'. Is 'esun li pini' ok for this meaning? I was trying to come up with a phrase for safety instructions, for when the stew...
by aikidave
Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: air travel
Replies: 12
Views: 3050

air travel

mi tawa ma tomo Olakoma. mi tawa tan pali mi. mi tawa weka tan ma tomo Pasen. sewi li laso. nanpa lili pi jan tawa li lon tomo tawa kon. mi ken tawa e noka mi. mi jo e poki tu lon anpa supa monsi mi. mi wile kute e toki pi nasin pona. meli lawa li pona lukin. tenpo suno ni pini la meli li tu e linja...
by aikidave
Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: tatoeba
Replies: 0
Views: 2149

tatoeba

I stumbled across the tatoeba website yesterday, (thanks to janMato's twitter page.) http://tatoeba.org/eng/sentences/show_all_in/toki/eng/none Tatoeba is a project that aims to collect lots of sentences translated in several languages. toki pona is one of the many languages on the site. You can add...
by aikidave
Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: esun moku, mama meli mi, toki kulupu
Replies: 1
Views: 1309

esun moku, mama meli mi, toki kulupu

esun moku mi tawa esun moku. mi kama jo e moku. mi lon linja pi pana mani. meli li tawa weka tan esun. poki mani pi jan meli li awen lon esun. mi toki tawa meli. mi lukin e poki tawa meli. meli li toki e pona tawa mi. mama meli mi tenpo esun tu pini la mama meli mi li jo e ike sijelo. mama meli mi l...

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