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by janTepanNetaPelin
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: How would you say "to show"
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: How would you say "to show"

"i'll show you a picture" - mi pana lukin e sitelen tawa sina "pana lukin" reflects the speaker's need to have one string of words ("pana lukin") for one vocabulary item ("show"). It does stretch "lukin" as a modifier though, as "showing" ...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: How would you say "to show"
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: How would you say "to show"

Should "to show" be kama e lukin (cause to see) or ken e lukin (allow to see) or is there really a difference? In other words should " I'll show you a picture" be "mi kama e ni:sina li lukin e sitelen" or "mi ken e ni: sina lukin e sitelen". "kama e luki...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: sona pona
Topic: A question to Buddhists
Replies: 8
Views: 10025

Re: A question to Buddhists

why not "weka" for empty or emptiness? for form "selo" is a good translation or maybe "sijelo"(body/form)? I wouldn't recognize "lupa" as empty if it saw it written, I would think an opening of some kind but I understand what they're getting at. "weka&qu...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: sona pona
Topic: mani anpa li pona
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

Re: mani anpa li pona

----- toki ----- mi wile toki e ni: mani anpa li seme li pona tan seme. toki, jan Lane o. I was stopping at the first line wondering what "lower money" is, but you're probably talking about UBI, right? Probably "noka" (noka NOUN foot, leg, organ of locomotion; bottom, lower part...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: toki pona mi li pona ala pona?
Replies: 1
Views: 323

Re: toki pona mi li pona ala pona?

toki! sina lukin ala la nimi mi li jan Menen. mi kama tan ma Mewika. ni li pona tawa mi: mi li lon. mi jan pi toki sin pi toki pona. mi toki pona ala pona? ni li pona tawa mi: sina lukin e toki ike mi. mi tawa! toki, jan Menen o. kama pona tawa kulupu pi toki pona! mi jan pi ma Tosi. mi lon ma tomo...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: Input on this translation
Replies: 6
Views: 8908

Re: Input on this translation

jan Seloki wrote:
janKipo wrote:‘Jan pi nasi lawa’ is also used for police.

what about 'jan pali pi nasin lawa'?


That's how I say it.
by janTepanNetaPelin
Sun May 12, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Planet Earth
Replies: 2
Views: 894

Re: Planet Earth

toki, jan Kiwi o! When trying to express yourself in a new language, it's rarely a good idea to rely on another language, like in this case "Elutu" for "Earth", because you assume that everybody understands that other language (in this case, English), which raises the question w...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Sun May 12, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Planet Earth
Replies: 2
Views: 894

Re: Planet Earth

toki, jan Kiwi o! When trying to express yourself in a new language, it's rarely a good idea to rely on another language, like in this case "Elutu" for "Earth", because you assume that everybody understands that other language (in this case, English), which raises the question wh...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: tenpo sike suno pini mute la...
Replies: 5
Views: 1993

Re: tenpo sike suno pini mute la...

tenpo sike suno pini mute la, mi sitelen e toki pi toki pona; en ona li pona tawa mi. tenpo suno pini mute la, mi kama sona e toki ni: toki pi pona mute! tenpo suno no la, mi toki tawa sina. toki. mi tan ma Nosiki. tenpo ni la sina sona! toki, jan Lika o! kama pona! mi kama sona e toki pona lon sik...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: ante toki
Topic: Proposed revision to Chinese character set
Replies: 9
Views: 2348

Re: Proposed revision to Chinese character set

enervation wrote:Good catch, just edited! I can't think of any good translations for supa, so I guess it's fine to stick with 张.


I'd suggest 表.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E8%A1%A8

Sounds more like "table" and "surface" to me.

I have a preference for classic Chinese characters, BTW. ;)

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