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by janKipo
Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: ijo ante | miscellaneous | diversaj
Topic: Disyllabic Names
Replies: 14
Views: 5231

Re: Disyllabic Names

Well, two syllables are the first to be truly distinctive for a reasonable sized group and still short enough to be memorable. I expect, as tpers get more numerous, we will see more longer ones, maybe not many Sowelilili for a while (she could be a Anjo, after all) , be several trisyllabics. Also, t...
by janKipo
Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: jan Kikamesi. jan lawa pi ma tomo Uluku
Replies: 71
Views: 15528

Re: jan Kikamesi. jan lawa pi ma tomo Uluku

Good, 'kama' is out of the 'tawa' class. And now we have "after several days" to add to 'for several days" and "several days ago". The pre-'la' area, at least with 'tenpo' needs some work. I'm not used to 'alasa' yet either and it may not survive, but if we don't use it, it ...
by janKipo
Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: jan Kikamesi. jan lawa pi ma tomo Uluku
Replies: 71
Views: 15528

Re: jan Kikamesi. jan lawa pi ma tomo Uluku

I think my first choice would be 2d: 'jan pi sama jan Kikamesi' attaching a prepe phrase to a noun phrase. Failing that, 2+3. Probably 'jan pi utala soweli' "man who fights animals" , not "beastly soldier" and remember (or become aware of) 'alasa' for "hunt" My inclinat...
by janKipo
Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: jan Kikamesi. jan lawa pi ma tomo Uluku
Replies: 71
Views: 15528

Re: jan Kikamesi. jan lawa pi ma tomo Uluku

Hmm! I wish I could find a case that was not immediately challenged. I think it should be OK, even if it needs a 'pi' to declare its status (which it may not, of course).
by janKipo
Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: sitelen toki
Topic: A range of possibilities
Replies: 54
Views: 25444

Re: A range of possibilities

Well, it won't do for everyday, but it would help on toki lili, where I keep running over my 140 character limit. Can you standardize the correspondences and still keep a little room for typo correction?
by janKipo
Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: nimi sin sin (eĉ plu novaj vortoj, even more new words)
Replies: 35
Views: 11292

Re: nimi sin sin (eĉ plu novaj vortoj, even more new words)

I worry that 'pu' may be for the uncarved block that Winnie was the the of (see The Tao of Poo and The Teh of Piglet). Outside technical Daoism, I'm not sure that notion has a lot of play. But ten, I have only so far seen the word mentioned, not used. I miss the April 1 word, too -- though not from ...
by janKipo
Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: soweli en kili
Replies: 9
Views: 3975

Re: soweli en kili

And as good as a nod. Try saying any of that exchange in tp!
by janKipo
Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: soweli suli li lape
Replies: 12
Views: 5184

Re: soweli suli li lape

Hmmm! But 'mute lili' is in play as somewhere between 'lili' and 'mute' ('lili mute' is smaller/fewer than 'lili' -- I'm not sure where 'lili lili' is).
by janKipo
Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: jan Kikamesi. jan lawa pi ma tomo Uluku
Replies: 71
Views: 15528

Re: jan Kikamesi. jan lawa pi ma tomo Uluku

janKipo wrote:'ona li toki tawa jan mama Alulu e ni' the grammar puts prepositional phrases modifying the whole after the object 'e ni tawa mama Alulu' but I am not sure how firm that is (few counterexamples, all called into question, and some defended by trying to find a way to introduce prep phras...
by janKipo
Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: jan Kikamesi. jan lawa pi ma tomo Uluku
Replies: 71
Views: 15528

Re: jan Kikamesi. jan lawa pi ma tomo Uluku

I'm having trouble figuring out how someone can be 2/3 god and 1/3 human (the Chinese Remainder theorem seems to say it can't be worked out with pairings).Ah, well, myths and legends! 'ona li toki tawa jan mama Alulu e ni' the grammar puts prepositional phrases modifying the whole after the object '...

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