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Dave''s writing exercises

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:50 pm
by daraffa

sinpin anpa mi li suli. mi wile e ni: mi jo e sinpin anpa lili. mi moku e pan
lili e kili mute. mi moku ala e suwi. mi moku e moku pona. mi pali e sijelo mi.
mi sewi li anpa e ijo suli. ijo li jo e nimi Kettlebells. mi wile e ni: sijelo
mi li kama wawa. pali musi sijelo kepeken ijo Kettlebells li pona tawa mi. tenpo
pini la mi ken pali musi sijelo tawa tenpo lili. tenpo ni la mi ken pali musi
sijelo tawa tenpo suli. kin mi tawa noka lon nasin tawa tenpo suli.

All comments on my text are welcome.
Thanks,
Dave

My waist is large. I wish to have a small waist. I eat a little bread and much
fruit. I don not eat sweets. I eat good food. I work my body. I lift and lower
heavy objects. The objects have the name kettlebells. I wish this: my body
becomes strong. I like to exercise using kettlebells. Before I am able to
exercise a short time. Now I am able to exercise a long time. I also walk on the
road for a long time.


Re: Dave''s writing exercises

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:56 pm
by John E Clifford

________________________________
From: daraffa <aikidave@gmail.com>
To: tokipona@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2009 1:50:02 PM
Subject: [tokipona] Dave's writing exercises





sinpin anpa mi li suli. mi wile e ni: mi jo e sinpin anpa lili. mi moku e pan
lili e kili mute. mi moku ala e suwi. mi moku e moku pona. mi pali e sijelo mi.
mi sewi li anpa e ijo suli. ijo li jo e nimi Kettlebells. mi wile e ni: sijelo
mi li kama wawa. pali musi sijelo kepeken ijo Kettlebells li pona tawa mi.
*The old problem of prepositional phrases in noun phrases: are theylegal? I
would use 'pali musi sijelo ni' for the nonce, just in case.

tenpo pini la mi ken pali musi sijelo tawa tenpo lili. tenpo ni la mi ken pali
musi sijelo tawa tenpo suli. kin mi tawa noka lon nasin tawa tenpo suli.
*I s 'tawa tenpo' for 'for/during/over a time' quite right; my usual worry
about too literal English renditions. Ie may be right and Lord know we need
something for this.
ante la pona mute.


All comments on my text are welcome.
Thanks,
Dave

My waist is large. I wish to have a small waist. I eat a little bread and much
fruit. I don not eat sweets. I eat good food. I work my body. I lift and lower
heavy objects. The objects have the name kettlebells. I wish this: my body
becomes strong. I like to exercise using kettlebells. Before I am able to
exercise a short time. Now I am able to exercise a long time. I also walk on the
road for a long time.







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