I don't remember if we have directions but lemme list what we are lacking in terms of generally agreed upon word sets: numbers over 159, months, days of the week, names of the letters, directions of the compass, family relationship names beyond the nuclear family, units of measure--foot, mile, hour, minute--and the grammatical construction for expressing them (your vectors, tensors and the like) ...shoot I'm forgetting something. Is it really this peculiar set of items that cause depression?
jan Josan wrote:a musi. All i could come up with was "pants-clown." But I knew it was you for sure by your second post when you used a period after ni instead of a colon in a "x ni: y" construction. Do you do that intentionally?
jan Josan wrote:Well all of that would go out the window as soon as toki pona is spoken, so I wouldn't try to encode any more than is already there.
jan Josan wrote:And playing with refernce switch particles sounds like a bad idea for a language that is already ambiguous.
This is why it is important to think about your reader; how many ways can what you write in tp be misconstrued? toki pona is so easy to write but not so easy to understand unless it is written carefully and written well.
jan musi pi len noka wrote:That's also true for comma, period, colon, upper case on proper modifiers. Same story for quotes on direct speech.
I agree, no feature should be added just for the hell of it, but why would reference switch particles make things more ambiguous?
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests