jan Josan wrote:There is no definition for 'pu' yet. All we have to go on is it's place on the wiki's list of words, random internet sitings next to photos of bigfoot, and a hope that it is more useful than just "uncarved block" or "toki pona book".
jan Josan wrote:interesting indeed!tenpo ni la mi tawa li alisa e jan pi noka suli.
which makes me realize, why is 'noka' not on the new list of toki pona words?
janKipo wrote:tenpo pi mi lili la mi tawa noka e linja pi nanpa luka luka tawa tomo sona anpa kiwen walo anpa telo pi laso suli lon kon lete.
I take it this is grampa's tale about the good old days -- and how easy you young whippersnappers have it now. But it falls apart early on -- and late. The condition is kinda cute. "I made the tenth line walk" Do wha?
janKipo wrote: Presumably, "I walked ten miles" (or whatever metric), but we have neither the metric nor how to talk about using numbers of units, except that this particular usage is taken. The double 'tawa' is possible, I suppose, but seems a waste, especially here where there is, in fact, no DO: 'mi tawa noka tomo sona' (small ambiguity problem, but part of one too big to worry about here). Of course, the school is not just a tomo sona but one modified by 6 further phrases -- maybe 7, though the last might be a PP at the end.
janKipo wrote: I suppose that all those phrases are meant not to modify 'tomo sona' and what develops from that core, but to be adverbial conditions on the walk "through white hard falls" and "through wet falls of the big blue" "in the cold air' (a PP after all). But that is not what they are.
janKipo wrote:'tenpo pi mi lili la kiwen walo li anpa la telo pi laos sul li anpa la mi ... lon kon lete.
janKipo wrote:...Now, recursion ...
janKipo wrote:1. Well, you have a transitive "I caused the line to go on foot". But, yes 'mi tawa noka' is intransitive and has no point for either vector (aside from mentioning a goal) nor for a tensor of any sort.
Last. I still want to know what this something like a roadly moving of a line of great size is. I thought you just walked a distance, but here you don't even move at all (or, at least, don't have to).
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