janMato wrote:What do you think are the big unsolved question in toki pona?
Logomachist wrote:Produce plentiful instructive material- e.g. the book, updating the wiki to contain definitions for all the official words.
Produce plentiful instructive material- e.g. the book, updating the wiki to contain definitions for all the official words.
Allow tp users to coin their own unofficial words, and give them the ability to create personal dictionaries on the public wiki to which they can link when they use their new words so other people can easily figure out what they're saying.
Set some sort of working group to manage the language and adopt coined words into the official dictionary should they catch on among tp speakers, and to tweak definitions when it becomes necessary.
Personally I'm thinking about creating some learning material of my own, partly for my own benefit... partly because it would make an interesting project and partly because I think that sort of thing would be useful to have more of.
jan Josan wrote:This one I'm for, but the unofficial words? I hope you only mean proper names for places and people.
Logomachist wrote:No I'm actually in favor of slowing expanding the vocabulary to enable us to talk about things that we want to talk about but don't have the words for. It is the nature of constructed languages that they start out with a vocabulary selected by fiat, but when a language catches on IMHO it should adapt to the needs of the community using it. Words the community finds useful will be passed on, words that are that are superfluous will go unused and be forgotten. Because unofficial words are already set off by capitalization it will be easy to tell which is which.
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