sunlin wrote:Oh cool! Let me know if I'm parsing these sentences into your notation correctly:
- ona li tomo-tawa mi. "It is my car."
- ona li tomo, tawa mi. "It is a house to me."
Great! Thanks for participating. It helps me testing my idea.
So, in your first sentence, there's a hiphen missing:
ona li tomo-tawa-mi.
In the second sentence "tawa" is a preposition and therefore combines with "mi" with a plus-sign:
ona li tomo tawa+mi.
There is no comma necessary when introducing a prepositional phrase. But commas are due if you add other prepositional phrases:
(Edit: commas seem at least thinkable if you add other prepositional phrases)
ona li tomo tawa+mi, tawa+sina, tawa+jan-ale.
The only sentence I can find right now in Pu with more than one prepositional phrase is "sewi li lon ala, lon ale."
(Edit: "sewi li lon ala, li lon ale.")