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by janTepanNetaPelin
Sat May 05, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: jan gbnmvfx
Replies: 23
Views: 1874

Re: jan gbnmvfx

toki, tenpo suno mute lili la mi sona e toki pona. toki pona li pona tawa mi. mi wile toki e jan kepeken toki pona. mi lukin e lipu toki "Toki Pona the language of good". sina pilin seme? mi pilin pona. mi kama tan ma Anpu. toki! kama pona! lipu sona Facebook la jan mute pi Toki Pona li l...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Thu May 03, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Quick questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1574

Re: Quick questions

pona kin. sina mute li pona. mi toki kepeken toki ike mute. taso sina mute li pona e sona mi. If my toki pona wasn't clear, just want to thank y'all for helping me with all the random questions. tenpo lili la mi toki wawa lon lipu kulupu sin. :) Pretty sure wawa isn't needed there but just imaginin...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Thu May 03, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Quick questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1574

Re: Quick questions

Based on what y'all have said about wawa, it sounds like one the my examples, mi wile wawa e ilo. would only ever mean 'I want to energize/power-up the the tool'? or something like 'I want (in a way that shows power/dominance) the tool', which seems like it wouldn't be used very often. I had read w...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Thu May 03, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: jan ali o, toki!
Replies: 2
Views: 1073

Re: jan ali o, toki!

meli_waso wrote:toki! nimi mi li jan Sowa. mi tan ma Tosi. taso tenpo mute pini la mi lon ma tomo Sikako. toki mute li pona tawa mi. mi olin e meli mi.


toki, jan Sowa o!

kama pona! mi jan Tepan. mi lon ma tomo Pelin.
by janTepanNetaPelin
Thu May 03, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Use "seme la" as a yes/no question marker
Replies: 26
Views: 3610

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

On which page in pu is it written that you can start la-phrases (conditional-phrases) with a preposition? Page 52. Sorry, but there is no indication in pu that a preposition can be at the beginning of a la-phrase. Please do better research! "tan" is a noun here: tan seme la soweli wawa pi...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Wed May 02, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Quick questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1574

Re: Quick questions

Last question, do all proper nouns work like people's names? I read you translate to the right letters for toki pona and put 'jan' in front of it for people. So Chris might become 'jan Kis'? Does that mean that the Amazon building would be the 'tomo Amason', the webpage might be 'sitelen Amason', F...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Wed May 02, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Quick questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1574

Re: Quick questions

mute vs kin vs wawa If you can modify verbs, which I'm assuming you can since kin does, then how do you know when something is modified vs just another verb. For example, mi wile wawa e ilo : either 'i want to energize the tool' or 'I fiercely need the tool'. I assumed it was just easier to say 'mi...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Wed May 02, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Quick questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1574

Re: Quick questions

Can you modify verbs in general or is kin an exception? If I wanted eat a fruit quickly which would be correct? mi moku wawa e kili : i quickly eat the fruit mi moku e kili poka wawa : i eat the fruit with speed Yes, you can modify verbs in general. "mi moku wawa" could work for "I e...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Wed May 02, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: ala
Replies: 4
Views: 799

Re: ala

My toki pona knowledge is pretty limited (only a few months of off and on learning) so I'm asking out of curiosity (not saying it should be a certain way, and maybe I'm misunderstand your comments). I read that yes/no questions like the one you mention, 'jan ali li kama ala kama?', are responded to...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Wed May 02, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Use "seme la" as a yes/no question marker
Replies: 26
Views: 3610

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

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? We were talking about "X la", not "X, la"...

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