Excellent, thanks. I did wonder about kin. And I'm learning that "lon" is a very useful word!
Let's have some more translation. There are quite a few turns of phrase I couldn't even have a stab at, here:
jan Taseli li jo e wile ona ali. taso ona li sona e ijo lon anpa selo kin. pilin ona pi ike mute li ni: jan ante li sona e ona.
ona li toki e ni: jan ante li sona e jan Pota la ona li pilin ike mute.
jan meli Pota li jan meli sama pi jan meli Taseli. taso ona li poka ala lon tenpo suli.
jan meli Taseli li toki e ni: ona li jo ala e jan meli sama.
ona li toki e ni tan ni: jan meli sama ona en mije ike ona li ante ali tan jan Taseli.
jan Pota li kama lon nasin ni la jan poka li toki e ijo. jan Taseli li pilin ike tan ijo ni.
jan Taseli li sona e ni: jan Pota li jo e jan lili meli kin. taso jan Taseli li lukin tenpo ala e ona.
jan mije lili li tan pona ante tawa ni: ona li awen weka e jan Pota
ona li wile ala e ni: jan Tateli li poka tawa jan lili sama ni.
"taso ona li sona e ijo kin (...?)" - "but they also had a secret". I can't figure how to render "secret" - I suspect I want "thing that no-one else knows"
"sister" is hard to translate, when the only relational word is "mama"
. In the end I went for "jan lili meli pi mama ona" - "daughter of her parent"
Is "pi mama pi" allowed? That is, is the second part of a pi-phrase allowed to be another pi-phrase?
I'm having trouble with "because" - "Mrs Dursley pretended she didn't have a sister, because
her sister and her good-for-nothing husband were as unDursleyish as it was possible to be". "la" lets me do "complex-phrase, so another-complex-phrase", but "phrase because phrase" seems impossible?
Counterfactuals are also difficult. "The Dursleys shuddered to think what the neighbours would say..." is ok - but then "if the Potters arrived in the street
". It's not the object of "say", or a topic for "e ni".
The penultimate sentence is similar to the "because" issue. "This boy was another good reason
for keeping the Potters away".
Tired. Probably made more mistakes than necessary.