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Re: tan e nanpa pi toki pona

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:49 am
by Jan Tomen
I think the easiest way of expressing complex numbers is directly translating a decimal positional system that everyone already knows.

We can express numbers 0 to 9 already: wan, tu, tu-wan, tu-tu, luka, luka-wan, luka-tu, luka-tu-wan, luka-tu-tu.
Just spell the numbers in their respective positions using pi.

This year is 2017 - suko suno ni li nanpa pi tu pi ala pi wan pi luka-tu

Not the most practical but again, according to pu is better to just not use those kind of numbers. If we need to, we should stick to the simplest solution within toki pona framework.

Re: tan e nanpa pi toki pona

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:16 am
by janKipo
Basically, I agree. But I do think that, if we are going to break with tp to the extent of using place notation, we might as well (better) use a full set of digits as well and even some accompanying paraphernalia. My suggestion is around here somewhere, along with countless others.
In your heading, where are the numbers fetched from or what do they cause? And who does this?

Re: tan e nanpa pi toki pona

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:26 am
by Jan Tomen
Well, while new words for a full set of digits are sanctioned by the community, we can still use the tools we already have.

I don't understand your question.

Re: tan e nanpa pi toki pona

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:51 pm
by janKipo
Your title says "makes the numbers of toki pona be from/be a cause of..."

Re: tan e nanpa pi toki pona

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:49 am
by Jan Tomen
jan Skejakto started the forum thread using that title. Idk :?

Re: tan e nanpa pi toki pona

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:42 pm
by janKipo
Oops, I didn't notice this was an old thread. Never mind.