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by jan Ote
Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:01 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja
Replies: 60
Views: 18995

Re: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja

As for Sonja's new invention, her mistake is the decimal system. numbers 100 and 20 are its derivates. I'm not sure. 20 is one of universal numbers for humans, the number of 'fingers' (in many languages there are no separate words for fingers and toes. You can name them all using one word). Then 10...
by jan Ote
Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:06 am
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: Comments on esun
Replies: 33
Views: 10933

Re: Comments on esun

There is a lot more than just trading that happens at an esun. Oh, I see. One goes to esun to meet people and interact. Some kind of meeting. A trade was less important while introducing this word, even if it's used to describe some trade concepts. There is no single word for to-receive, to-take. T...
by jan Ote
Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:59 am
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: Comments on esun
Replies: 33
Views: 10933

Re: Comments on esun

'tenpo esun' doesn't have to be seven days My point. Etruscan-Roman nundinal cycle had 9 days. Then it's more difficult to determine (whithout numbers) when a next 'week' is. the visible halfway point between full [moon] and new and again between new and full comes to average out at about seven day...
by jan Ote
Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:46 am
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: Comments on esun
Replies: 33
Views: 10933

Comments on esun

toki! mi jan Ote. I have noticed a new word in toki pona: esun. And I have some problems with it. I don't know what is the right place to comment the language itself, while not inventing anything nor suggesting any improvements. Hope it's not quite out of topic here. http://en.tokipona.org/wiki/esun...

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