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by janTepanNetaPelin
Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:16 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Full and Empty
Replies: 19
Views: 4901

Re: Full and Empty

If lupa = "empty", then lupa ala = "not empty", though that would not necessarily mean that it is "full" (it is just not empty). Just as if pini = "full", then pini ala = "not full", though that would not necessarily mean that it is "empty"...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Drive
Replies: 19
Views: 5181

Re: Drive

jan Natan o, I drive a car. — mi lawa e tomo tawa. mi tawa e tomo tawa. — I move the car. mi tawa tomo tawa. — I'm going towards the car. I drive away the animal. — mi weka e soweli. (also "mi tawa weka e soweli" and "mi lon weka e soweli" should work.) mi kama weka e soweli. — I...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: ijo ante | miscellaneous | diversaj
Topic: lukin e nanpa mute
Replies: 23
Views: 9031

Re: lukin e nanpa mute

jan Loje o, here is my attempt: - tenpo suno esun nanpa wan = tenpo suno mun (Monday) - tenpo suno esun nanpa tu = tenpo suno pi mun seli (Tuesday) - tenpo suno esun nanpa mute = tenpo suno pi mun telo (Wednesday) - tenpo suno esun nanpa tu tu = tenpo suno pi mun kasi (Thursday) - tenpo suno esun na...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: musi
Topic: "nostalgic longing for my childhood walks in the woods with my dog Shadow"
Replies: 4
Views: 3191

Re: "nostalgic longing for my childhood walks in the woods with my dog Shadow"

jan Loje o,

I'd try this:

mi tawa lon nasin.
ona li lon anpa pi lipu kasi sin.

With a little liberty: lipu kasi sin li lon supa ona.
("fresh leaves are on it's 'bed'.")

or: lipu kasi sin li len ona. / len ona li lipu kasi sin.
("fresh leaves are its cloths.")

mi tawa.
by janTepanNetaPelin
Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Full and Empty
Replies: 19
Views: 4901

Re: Full and Empty

jan Natan o,

I perceive "lupa" as "empty" (and "hollow"), too. "full" would be "lupa ala" then. "jo e ala" might work, too.

"pona"
by janTepanNetaPelin
Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Fluency
Replies: 14
Views: 3528

Re: Fluency

toki, To me, "toki telo" sounds like "liquid language", because "telo" is "fluid", not "flowing". Therefore, "tawa" should be used. But "toki tawa" sounds like "moving language" but communication should always be directe...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: ante toki
Topic: jan Ari Pota en kiwen pi jan sona
Replies: 172
Views: 36348

Re: jan Ari Pota en kiwen pi jan sona

jan Chowlett o, In case you mean something to cover the ears, "len pi nena kute" or "len kute" should be enough. Many "lens" have the purpose of keeping body parts "seli" without the need to say "seli". If you want to express "noble" as som...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 3483

Re: Questions

Hi Natan, I don't know of any examples of questions of the form "ona li seli?", except for some mistakes I do from time to time. Even though the Official Book doesn't contain these examples, I would understand (and possibily use) them in a dialog like this: - tawa mi la ona li seli. (I thi...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: ante toki
Topic: jan Ari Pota en kiwen pi jan sona
Replies: 172
Views: 36348

Re: jan Ari Pota en kiwen pi jan sona

Hi jan Chowlett, I just saw some interesting things here: I saw "too" somewhere expressed as "pi mute ike", which I liked. "to change" in the sense of "to become different" should be "kama ante", whereas "ante" is simply "(to be) diffe...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: ala/ale/ali
Replies: 11
Views: 2957

Re: ala/ale/ali

Thanks for the link. Interesting! :)

The japanese vowels should work perfectly... (I studies some Japanese myself.)

Regards

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