Elementary math in tp

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jan Nowo
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Elementary math in tp

Postby jan Nowo » Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:20 am

tu en tu lon tu tu.
tu weka wan lon wan.
tu mute tu lon tu tu.

I am perplexed as to division and integration, derivation are perhaps out of scope for the language.

As for basic new geometry shapes:

linja wan tu = triangle
linja pona tu tu = square
linja pona lili tu tu = rectangle, parallelogram
linja luka = pentagon

janKipo
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Re: Elementary math in tp

Postby janKipo » Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:03 pm

Sure.y not 'lon'; maybe 'li sama' or maybe just 'li'.
'mute' means 'increase", 'lili' means "decrease" so natural for addition and subtraction. multiplication is harder, but 'kipsi' might work for division.
figures are more than just lines , possibly 'lipu' for plane figures and thn information about lines.
Given the deficiencies of tp numbers, this seems premature -- but fun.

bandie
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Re: Elementary math in tp

Postby bandie » Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:01 pm

I think "li" is neccessary. Maybe "li lon".
wan en tu li tu wan.
tu en tu li tu tu.

I express negative numbers so:
tu weka wan li wan.
wan weka tu li ala weka wan.
ala weka wan = -1

I dubt how to express multiplication:
A. tu wan tenpo tu li luka wan.
B. tenpo tu wan la tu li luka wan.

I use "tenpo" as "x times y" in English.

janKipo
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Re: Elementary math in tp

Postby janKipo » Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:18 pm

musi taso sona ala. 'tenpo' as "instance, occasion" sort of works for "times", despite the obvious English influence (how does it go in other languages?), 'weka' in the "take away" sense ditto. 'en' for "plus" is iffier. But I do think that 'li' is enough, without 'lon'. Still, given only two numbers (or three or four, depending on how you count) this seems pretty premature.

janU
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Re: Elementary math in tp

Postby janU » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:35 pm

Here is my idea:

Addition: mute, mute nanpa e xyz
Multiplication: sin, sin nanpa e xyz tenpo
Subtraction: lili, lili nanpa e xyz
Division: kipisi nanpa e xyz tenpo, or for fractions abc sewi xzy.

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Re: Elementary math in tp

Postby janKipo » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:59 pm

Alas, more opaque than the number system before. Go step by step and component by component, explaining each.


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