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by natan
Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Full and Empty
Replies: 19
Views: 4886

Full and Empty

I have not found mention of "full" or "empty" in any literature I have perused. So looking through *pu*, I settled on the following: "lupa = hole = empty" E.g. "poki li lupa" The cup is empty "pini = completed = full" E.g. "poki li pini The cup ...
by natan
Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Fluency
Replies: 14
Views: 3525

Re: Fluency

fluent adj. 1. able to express oneself easily and articulately: a fluent speaker and writer on technical subjects. As jan Loje mentioned, someone with a small vocabulary who can "easily and articulately" express themselves is fluent. Someone who is not able to do this (regardless of vocub...
by natan
Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Fluency
Replies: 14
Views: 3525

Re: Fluency

Fluency as a spectrum.
I could agree with that.
by natan
Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Fluency
Replies: 14
Views: 3525

Re: Fluency

I am not sure that fluency is directly related to thinking in another language. I have used duolingo for several months learning Italian (mainly) and other languages. I have also used memrise as an introduction to toki pona , tok pisin and others. I would not call myself fluent in any of these langu...
by natan
Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: ijo ante | miscellaneous | diversaj
Topic: nd-notation. How to count anything in tp?
Replies: 33
Views: 12410

Re: nd-notation. How to count anything in tp?

Am I the only one happy to have/use the basic number/counting system only?

kili ala — no apples
kili wan — one apple
kili tu — two apples
kili mute — many apples
kili ale — countless apples

Why do people have/see a need to express any number (as per those of English) in toki pona?
by natan
Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: What do you do to help you learn?
Replies: 1
Views: 1253

What do you do to help you learn?

toki! One of the things I like to do to help me understand toki pona better is to pick a grammar/sentence structure from pu (e.g. NOUN + li + VERB + e + NOUN, or NOUN + ADJECTIVE), choose some words (relatively) randomly (e.g. NOUNS: esun, kili, akesi, sina; VERBS: toki, moku) and see what sentences...
by natan
Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: toki! mi jan Natan.
Replies: 17
Views: 7709

Re: toki! mi jan Natan.

What is a name? Is a name nothing more than an identifier? What is to stop me using another (different) name to refer to the same object? (E.g. Couch and sofa are interchangeable words generally, meaning the same thing.) So is it really "me" that is called by that thing (name)? And why am ...
by natan
Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: toki! mi jan Natan.
Replies: 17
Views: 7709

Re: toki! mi jan Natan.

jan Lope,

Why I wrote "nimi sina e seme" instead of "nimi sina li seme" I am not sure. Even me as a relative beginner knows that was wrong.

"ilo mije"... oh yeah!

pona! :-)
by natan
Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: toki! mi jan Natan.
Replies: 17
Views: 7709

Re: toki! mi jan Natan.

jan Lope o, toki! Nice to have another point of view (no offence jan Kipo). Unfortunately some Toki Pona speakers use their own slang. The best is to ignore these people. Ah slang, what a wonderful thing. If I have not already begun using my own, then I am sure I will at some stage :) "mi jan N...
by natan
Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: ...in front of me...
Replies: 8
Views: 2633

Re: ...in front of me...

All I see is a blob of text.

A little formatting can go a long way to aid understanding.

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