janKipo wrote:jan Kuti o You probably don't need 'wile' in your test sentence, 'tenpo kama la' covers the futurity adequately, unless you mean that you will come to have a desire to do some singing/composing; I took it that you already had that desire and would come to fulfill it.
janKipo wrote:I take 'mi sona toki' as a shot at "I know how to speak", but 'sona' is not a modal (so far as we know at the moment), so can't take a verb as complement. (I think this is actually a good construction and should be adopted -- thank you!; but that is another issue.) We don't have a good way to say "I know how to do something" The closest I can think of is 'mi sona e ni: seme li nasin tawa ...' and even that doesn't get skill, only descriptive knowledge. Help, anybody (before we baptize 'son' as a modal)?
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