jan Tomini wrote:mi sona ala pi nimi 'o'.
nimi 'o' li nimi wan anu tu anu wan tu li tokie e seme?
nimi wan li jo e kepeken mute,
nimi li ni:
"o jan ante ..." anu
"Be a different person" or "may a different person ..." depending on how the ,,, is filled.
"jan ante o ..." anu
"Oh different person" (vocative)
"jan ante ... o".
depends on what goes in the ...
nimi kin li ni:
"o sina kama!" anu
"May you come" (optative)
"sina o kama!" anu
"You, come" (vocative and imperative)
"sina kama o!" anu
"Oh Future You" (vocative)
"o sina o kama o. o o o!".
?Not sure what to say, except that this is probably not normal tp. The initial optative marker precludes the later imperative one and makes the vocative use odd. The repeated 'o' at the end has no specific rule but seems misplaced ('o' goes at the beginning of a sentence or at the end of an initial vocative.
o li sama ala, anu seme?
'o' 1) replaces the subject noun phrase to form the imperative
2) follows an initial noun phrase to form a vocative
3) precedes a sentence to form an optative.
4) if an 'o' from 2 occurs immediately before on from 1 or 3, the two collapse to a single 'o'.