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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: 16115

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 '...
by janKipo
Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: soweli suli li lape
Replies: 12
Views: 5330

Re: soweli suli li lape

'mute' seems tto mean both "much" and "many" (apparently"mnogo" does , too), that is, both mass and count. English uses the two words to (often) distinguish the two senses of time, rather than having two words. tp seems to have only one word in each category, which make...
by janKipo
Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: soweli en kili
Replies: 9
Views: 4098

Re: soweli en kili

Oops again (a two mile walk and an hour swim -- well, water play -- clears the head) 'lon sewi palisa' means "above the pole"; "on top of the pole" would better be 'lon pini palisa' or, better yet, 'lon lawa palisa' (skipping jokes about a pole-ish king).
by janKipo
Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: soweli en kili
Replies: 9
Views: 4098

Re: soweli en kili

Oops! It does mean that and I forgot the compound preposition.
Yes, 'tawa' weka' is clear, 'tawa monsi' is not so much.
by janKipo
Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: jan Kikamesi. jan lawa pi ma tomo Uluku
Replies: 71
Views: 16115

Re: jan Kikamesi. jan lawa pi ma tomo Uluku

Nice hieroglyphs, though some of the characters seem arbitrary, perhaps because of the limited set available.
by janKipo
Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: soweli suli li lape
Replies: 12
Views: 5330

Re: soweli suli li lape

Somewhere in either the vocab items on this site or in the notes about what Sonja is thinking, 'lukin' is used for "try" but I don't know what the final status will be. The stuff before 'la' is in a muddle. I would read 'tenpo mute pini' as "a long time ago" and 'tenpo mute' alon...
by janKipo
Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: soweli en kili
Replies: 9
Views: 4098

Re: soweli en kili

Aesthetics. 'kili li lon sewi palisa' "a poley high thing" or 'palisa sewi' " a high pole"? "soweli li tawa sewi wawa tan ni." 'tan ni la soweli ...' maybe even just 'li sewi wawa' (and maybe not). not aesthetics "taso ona LI ken ala kama jo e kili." back to a...
by janKipo
Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: sitelen toki
Topic: A range of possibilities
Replies: 54
Views: 26419

Re: A range of possibilities

My point being that that ain't tp, or even a dialect of it, but another language altogether, which may share some history with tp but otherwise not. Tones are a nice device, though tend to cut back on the popularity of a conlang that uses them, and they need to be carefully chosen , not just for bad...
by janKipo
Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: sitelen toki
Topic: A range of possibilities
Replies: 54
Views: 26419

Re: A range of possibilities

Well, no. There is no monosyllabic dialect of tp. Toki pona is not just the concept list or the grammar, it is the whole thing, complete with the built in jokes and the incongruities. We can work to smooth it out a bit, but it remains what it is. It is meant, after all, to be a spoken language (a la...
by janKipo
Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: sitelen toki
Topic: A range of possibilities
Replies: 54
Views: 26419

Re: A range of possibilities

Yeah, the Japanese system is the first thing everyone thinks of and it fits pretty well. I seem to recall that the kanji for some tp words are complex but there are probably alternate and simplified versions. For the words without kanji, I wonder if that is really true, either in Chinese or especial...

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