Language learning: How to speak Toki Pona, translation problems, advice, memory aids, tools and methods to learn Toki Pona and other languages faster
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I'm not understanding the difference between the two ways of posing yes/no questions. Do they come with different implications? Like, is "anu seme" impolite? I'm just not understanding what purpose the verb doubling method serves. Is there really no difference?
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Not officially, so far as I can find. The 'anu seme' seems a it more open- ended, allowing other replies than just yes and no, but I don't see that used. 'a up seme' doesn't appear to be impolite in tp, whatever the corresponding English is. The X ala X forms seems to be just a desire to stick a bit of Chinese in.
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