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by jan_Lope
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: la phrases
Replies: 42
Views: 2985

Re: la phrases

jan Alanto o, toki! Thank you for your comments These statements are in accordance with pu but not Pije: A preposition starts a prepositional object. A prepositional object is an optional part of a verb phrase and can be at the end of a verb phrase (after optional [in]direct objects) or it can be be...
by jan_Lope
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Is "poka" a spatial noun only or can it be a preposition too?
Replies: 9
Views: 678

Is "poka" a spatial noun only or can it be a preposition too?

toki!

what do you think: "Is "poka" a spatial noun only or can it be a preposition too?"
by jan_Lope
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: la phrases
Replies: 42
Views: 2985

Re: la phrases

jan Alanto, o toki! I think we agree in more stuff than I expected. ni li pona, tawa mi! There isn't so much effort to be put on just putting a preposition on another position, without even changing its meaning. Just put it there. End. You cannot place a preposition anywhere in the sentence. Please ...
by jan_Lope
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: la phrases
Replies: 42
Views: 2985

Re: la phrases

toki! In the forums jan Lope says that Sonja confirmed to him via email that "ona li mama ala mama?" on page 32 of pu has a wrong translation: jan TepanNetaPelin o, toki! I looked at Sonja's e-mail again. She wrote (28 Oct 2015): "Those are some interesting ideas! Too late for me to ...
by jan_Lope
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: la phrases
Replies: 42
Views: 2985

Re: la phrases

jan Alanto o, toki! Sonja confirmed me the translation error of "ona li mama ala mama?". As I wrote in my lessons yes/no-questions with "ala" doesn't work with the "missing be", because you can't write "ona li ' ala ' mama?" for example. But this is not the to...
by jan_Lope
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: la phrases
Replies: 42
Views: 2985

Re: la phrases

jan Alanto o, toki! Many thanks for your comments. Sonja wrote that adjectives can modify verbs (pu page 28). I can't agree with that. Adverbs can modify verbs. As I wrote I try to use general grammar terms. jan Pije used the term adverb too. The translation of the sentence "ona li mama ala mam...
by jan_Lope
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: la phrases
Replies: 42
Views: 2985

Re: la phrases

jan TepanNetaPelin o, toki! Besides, any remarks on the fact that Sonja uses prepositions at the beginning of la-phrases? I've started my lesson based on jan Pije's lessons ( http://tokipona.net/tp/janpije/index.php ) and improved my lessons. Sonja published her book later. I try to fit my lessons t...
by jan_Lope
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: la phrases
Replies: 42
Views: 2985

Re: la phrases

janTepanNetaPelin wrote:But you're OK with:
"at good human cause" = "because of a friend"


I'm not OK with this. Why do you think that?
by jan_Lope
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: la phrases
Replies: 42
Views: 2985

Re: la phrases

jan TepanNetaPelin o, toki!

I agree with you that "pi" can help to generally mark a noun. So you can it here too. But a "pi" phrase is not necessary here.

pona!

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