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by janTepanNetaPelin
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Seasons
Replies: 13
Views: 4466

Re: Seasons

WasoPimeja wrote:I need to try something a little less direct, 'hints' as janKipo suggests, in order to avoid using pi within the name of the season.


What about:

- kama lete
- kama seli

?
by janTepanNetaPelin
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Seasons
Replies: 13
Views: 4466

Re: Seasons

toki!

I don't know of any established translations. I would try:

tenpo seli
tenpo lete

And for the seasons in between:

tenpo pi kama seli
tenpo pi kama lete
by janTepanNetaPelin
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes
Replies: 16
Views: 21827

Re: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes

That makes sense. Ok I think I get ' - , + now. jan Tepan o, Are there any words that take : other than nanpa, wan, tu, and proper names? :?: I know prepositions do not (so it's tomo-tawa not tomo:tawa). Is the example from Famous Quotations (pu, 80)? At least in the kindle version I have there is ...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes
Replies: 16
Views: 21827

Re: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes

Oh cool! Let me know if I'm parsing these sentences into your notation correctly: ⋅ ona li tomo-tawa mi. "It is my car." ⋅ ona li tomo, tawa mi. "It is a house to me." toki! Great! Thanks for participating. It helps me testing my idea. So, in your first sente...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes
Replies: 16
Views: 21827

Re: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes

When particles are used as-if modifiers, a colon is used:

toki nanpa wan
toki:nanpa:wan

Names are treated like particles in this sense:

jan Sonja
jan:Sonja
by janTepanNetaPelin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes
Replies: 16
Views: 21827

Re: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes

Prepositions and auxiliary verbs have a plus-sign (+):

ona li wile lape lon supa.
ona li wile+lape lon+supa.
by janTepanNetaPelin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes
Replies: 16
Views: 21827

Re: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes

When an adjective (like "kiwen" - "hard") can be used as a noun, implying "something" (like "kiwen" - "something hard"/"stone"/"metal"/...), an apostrophe can be used instead of the "missing" noun: ona li jo e kiwen. → o...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes
Replies: 16
Views: 21827

Re: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes

When a word is omitted, for example "li" after "mi"/"sina", an apostrophe is used instead. sina sin. → sina ' sin. (One might argue that "pi" is omitted between a noun and an adjective: "toki (pi) pona", "toki ' pona", but modifiers come wi...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes
Replies: 16
Views: 21827

Re: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes

I'm using a hiphen between noun (phrase) and modifier in the didactical punctuation.

tomo tawa
tomo-tawa

The same goes for adjective-adverb-phrases and verb-adverb-phrases.

toki pona li pona mute.
toki-pona li pona-mute.
by janTepanNetaPelin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes
Replies: 16
Views: 21827

Re: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes

In many cases, the official book eliminates commas (between li-phrases, e-phrases), but not always. For clarity, I keep them in the didactical punctuation.

ona li lili li lete.
ona li lili, li lete.

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