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