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

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:56 pm
by jan_Lope
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.
mi tawa!


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.

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

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:35 pm
by janTepanNetaPelin
jan_Lope wrote:
"Simplify your thoughts. Less is more." pu page 9



Well played. :D

mi tawa.

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

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:20 pm
by janKipo
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.

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

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:23 pm
by jan_Lope

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

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:04 am
by jan_Lope
toki!

A little update:
Chapter "Introduction" with link to the Toki Pona Parser.

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

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:53 am
by jan_Lope
toki!
mi pona e nimi mute mi.

https://github.com/jan-Lope/Toki_Pona_l ... nglish.txt

https://github.com/jan-Lope/Toki_Pona_L ... eutsch.txt

You can use this dictionary with the software ding ( http://www-user.tu-chemnitz.de/~fri/ding/ ).
If you need it for an other dictionary software please let me know it. I'll try to convert it.