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by janKipo
Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: toma tawa sin
Replies: 6
Views: 2220

Re: toma tawa sin

Akidave writes: tenpo suno pini la kulupu mama mi li kama jo e tomo tawa ante. tomo tawa li sin ala. tenpo pini la jan wan li jo e tomo tawa ni. tomo tawa li jo e wawa pi sike tu tu. kon en sewi ike la ona li lawa pona. tomo tawa Jeep li nimi e tomo tawa. ona li pimeja. tenpo mute la mi awen lon lin...
by janKipo
Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja
Replies: 60
Views: 19006

Re: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja

A warning. There is more about the words in tp than you will find on the official site or even on the quasi-official ones. In fact, the use of 'nanpa' as a transitive verb is in at least one version of the official list, as is the ordinal usage. The use of both is in the corpus, though not with a lo...
by janKipo
Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja
Replies: 60
Views: 19006

Re: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja

jan Kipo, In your last post you claim that "nanpa" doesn't need "pi" to create a grouping, and then you go on and interpret the example as though it were not a group. It looks as though you're contradicting yourself. What exactly are you trying to say? Please show a few straight...
by janKipo
Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja
Replies: 60
Views: 19006

Re: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja

It always a bad idea to take words like '"noun" too seriously when talking about tp. It's better to talk about roles or functions or doings. So a word nouns or performs a nominal function at the beginning of a sentence (ignoring 'taso' and 'la' with all before it and 'o' and probably some ...
by janKipo
Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja
Replies: 60
Views: 19006

Re: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja

To sum up (I think): We will continue to call them 'nanpa suli' regardless of suspicions about the literal correctness of the expression (but most idioms -- indeed compound expressions -- are not literally correct, else they would be a lot longer). For the main remaining use of numerals, it would be...
by janKipo
Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja
Replies: 60
Views: 19006

Re: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja

tenpo pini lili la mi sitelen e toki pi musi mute en pi sona mute. nena 'Submit' li lon poka wan. sitelen "Accept" li lon poka ante. lon ni la ilo li weka e toki mi. pakala ! kepeken sitelen kalama suli "F". Anyhoo, what I said was (without the charm or sagacity of the original) ...
by janKipo
Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: Comments on esun
Replies: 33
Views: 10943

Re: Comments on esun

OK, gotcha. jan Sonja does distinguish the two things as two separable meanings of the word, but then mixes the examples. Part of the problem is that the same word has carried over from one use to the other in some cases and also that the event and the place where it regularly occurs get referred to...
by janKipo
Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja
Replies: 60
Views: 19006

Re: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja

Well, backing up a step, 'nanpa mute' means "many numbers" so can't the right thing to say about any particular number. 'mute nanpa' is "numerical amount," say, but that seems to be about things, not numbers (and, of course, the point of all this is just that tp doesn't have nume...
by janKipo
Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: Comments on esun
Replies: 33
Views: 10943

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, which evolved with cities (OK, villages) much later than the event and consciously (at first anyhow) as fixing the event in one place and then as ongoing rather than episodic. Even in the early s...
by janKipo
Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja
Replies: 60
Views: 19006

Re: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja

jan Sowlilili o pona mute a! toki pona wile ala jo e pilin pi nanpa suli (anu nanpa mute kin)

jan Ote o nanpa li suli sama soweli Elepan. lon la nanpa li mute taso nanpa wan ala li mute taso ken la ona li suli sama E43 or 3.

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