I'm updating my Toki Pona lessons and I'm looking for good text examples

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Re: I'm updating my Toki Pona lessons and I'm looking for good text examples

Postby jan_Lope » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:56 pm

janTepanNetaPelin wrote:For example, Sonja didn't state that she's trying to be as simple as possible. At one point, she even combines two sentences with a comma (yielding a ", taso", by the way). It is preferable for me to call this simplicity "pona", which is a style, not grammar. "Keep Toki Pona as simple as possible!" is not a grammatical rule.
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jan Tepan o, toki!

"Simplify your thoughts. Less is more." pu page 9

This is not only a style. The grammar has to be simple as well.

Think about the German "Beamtendeutsch". Often It uses complicated grammar with nested subordinate sentences to hide a simple fact. Toki Pona has to be the opposite.

I' wrote at the beginning of my lessons: "Lawyers, bureaucrats, theologians and politicians are be warned of the side-effect of this language. "

mi tawa.
pona!
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Re: I'm updating my Toki Pona lessons and I'm looking for good text examples

Postby janTepanNetaPelin » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:35 pm

jan_Lope wrote:
"Simplify your thoughts. Less is more." pu page 9



Well played. :D

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Re: I'm updating my Toki Pona lessons and I'm looking for good text examples

Postby janKipo » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:20 pm

Well, there are several notions of what tp is for -- all of them rooted in Sonja's uses of it and talk about it. I'm not sure about Lope's own ideas, except that he focuses on preventing anything he considers a complexity. That doesn't work for a lot of people in the community, including some that like the pseudoDaoist motifs.


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