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Re: toki ni li meli lili pi toki pona

Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 1:14 am
by Liogab11

I would like to add that there does not seem to be a word for demonstratives
(this, that, these, those)

--- On Fri, 29/5/09, Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@gmail.com> wrote:

From: Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [tokipona] toki ni li meli lili pi toki pona
To: tokipona@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, 29 May, 2009, 11:18 PM

















On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 7:03 PM, lordcaml <lordcaml@yahoo. com> wrote:

> tenpo suno tu la mi kama lukin e toki "Pon Wen." ona li kama tan toki pona.
taso ona li jo e nimi mute. mi pilin e ni: ona li pona tawa sina. mi toki e toki
pona kin. taso toki ante ni li pona kin.

>

> http://www.freewebs .com/bonwen/



I'm curious about your motivation for the particular

way you've reduced Toki Pona's phoneme inventory.

It looks like you've dropped /s/, /u/, and /i/. If I were

going to reduce TP's phoneme inventory even

further, I would not drop the only fricative, but one

of the phonemes in a category where TP has

two or three already: /t/ or /m/ or /w/ perhaps.

And for maximal contrast of a three-vowel system,

I'd make the prototypical values /i a u/ rather than

/e a o/.



Your website doesn't as far as I can tell say anything

about Bon Wen phonotactics; I infer from the word

forms I see used that it's basically the same as

Toki Pona's, right?



The grammar isn't thoroughly described yet, but

I like what I see so far and would like to see more

of it eventually.



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Jim Henry

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Re: toki ni li meli lili pi toki pona

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:06 pm
by daraffa

'ni' means this or that.
See: http://tokipona.org/nimi.html
Dave

--- In tokipona@yahoogroups.com, Liogab11 <liogab11@...> wrote:
>
> I would like to add that there does not seem to be a word for demonstratives
(this, that, these, those)
>
> --- On Fri, 29/5/09, Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...> wrote:
>
> From: Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
> Subject: Re: [tokipona] toki ni li meli lili pi toki pona
> To: tokipona@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Friday, 29 May, 2009, 11:18 PM
>

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