Re: toki ni li meli lili pi toki pona
Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 1:14 am
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 <email@example.com> wrote:
From: Jim Henry <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [tokipona] toki ni li meli lili pi toki pona
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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