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by jan Ote
Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:46 am
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: Comments on esun
Replies: 33
Views: 10792

Re: Comments on esun

For me it's clear and various examples of community events make it easier to understand and acquire the new term.
by jan Ote
Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja
Replies: 60
Views: 18750

Re: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja

then positional system with arabic numerals is more complicated than roman numeral system. Yes, it is. The idea of positional system(s) is more complicated than for systems with addition only I II III IIII V VI VII VIII VIIII X XI XII It's pretty easy to understand. Additional symbols (V, X) are ju...
by jan Ote
Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: Comments on esun
Replies: 33
Views: 10792

Re: Comments on esun

Of course, Sonja. Glad I could help.
by jan Ote
Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja
Replies: 60
Views: 18750

Re: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja

so I have no problem with saying nanpa Inli "sixty four" or writing nanpa "64 " just witghout "nanpa", because "nanpa" is ordinal But is "nanpa" only for ordinals? I don't think so. It's rather an "operator converting a word into a number or am...
by jan Ote
Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja
Replies: 60
Views: 18750

Re: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja

because we dont want to have some special words for 3 ... 9. wa have already special words for wan and tu . so i suggest to make a maximal use of this. to me the maximal use is a ternary system True. But it's more complicated than the old system with "tu-wan, tu-tu, tu-tu-wan" and more co...
by jan Ote
Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja
Replies: 60
Views: 18750

Re: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja

'nanpa mute' means "many numbers" so can't the right thing to say about any particular number. I've talked about it with my jan lili last week, preparing an article about numbers in tp, and he noticed the same - suprise to me! - "nanpa mute" can mean "many numbers". Bu...
by jan Ote
Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: Comments on esun
Replies: 33
Views: 10792

Re: Comments on esun

pakala a! jaK Ote o, the event market or bazaar (or souk or ...) is older and more basic than the store jan Kipo o, I know they are older. But I suggest to gather market-events in one list (one meaning), when market-places in another. Please take a closer look at Sonja's text: 1. market a community...
by jan Ote
Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja
Replies: 60
Views: 18750

Re: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja

jan Kipo o, mi lukin e soweli Elepan. ona li suli. tan ni la mi toki e ni: soweli Elepan li suli. taso mi ken lukin ala e nanpa. a a a!
ali li pona.
by jan Ote
Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:20 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja
Replies: 60
Views: 18750

Re: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja

he overlooked the most important application of numbers in the internet communication - age. it is one of the most popular topics in chat (alongside with sex and location). Well, I've never asked anybody in the Internet about his age. What's the real difference between person 23- and 24-years-old? ...
by jan Ote
Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:37 am
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: Comments on esun
Replies: 33
Views: 10792

Re: Comments on esun

Just 2 cents about 'esun' in wiki: 1. market a community event where people trade goods; market, marketplace, bazaar, trading place 2. store a place where goods are offered for sale; store, shop Bazaar and marketplace are places, not events. I suppose it would be more clear to a reader to set it up ...

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