I drive a car -- mi lawa e tomo tawaFor example: I drive a car
tawa = moving, would tawa = drive so that mi tawa e tomo tawa is I drive a car?
mi tawa e tomo tawa could translate as I am moving a/the car, or I am going towards a/the car (but that's just how toki pona goes).
I drive away the animal -- mi lawa weka e soweliAnother example: I drive away the animal
Would could write mi tawa weka e soweli, or would mi weka e soweli suffice? (If one uses jan Lope's dictionary, weka (e) could be vt. to get rid of.)
We drive towards home -- mi mute li noka tawa e tomo (because, "noka" has a mission for relocation of body)Another example: We drive towards home
If tawa = drive, we have a problem: tawa = towards also. In that case we would have mi tawa tawa e tomo. (pu says we is mi, though it is often written as mi mute.)
mi tawa e tomo, which would translate as we go towards home could be a simple substitute (and remember, toki pona was designed to express things simply).
janTepanNetaPelin wrote:I drive away the animal. — mi weka e soweli. (also "mi tawa weka e soweli" and "mi lon weka e soweli" should work.)
mi kama weka e soweli. — I'm starting to get rid of the animal.
janTepanNetaPelin wrote:I drive a car. — mi lawa e tomo tawa.
mi tawa e tomo tawa. — I move the car.
mi tawa tomo tawa. — I'm going towards the car.
janTepanNetaPelin wrote:mi tawa tawa e tomo. — I'm moving the house towards movement. (Not what you want to say.)
We are going towards the house. — mi tawa tomo. ("mi tawa tawa tomo" should work, too, but that would be redundant, obviously.)
mi tawa e tomo. — We are moving the house. (Not what you want to say.)
"noka" is an organ of locomotion. So, has a fish the organs of locomotion? Has a snail the organ of locomotion? Butterfly? Serpent? Parachute? ... Spermatosoid, in the end? Each active subject has own organ of locomotion. It is not only leg. It may be everything. In the future, I believe, "noka" will be used as a verb. Now I see a discussion (on FB) about a verbing of word "uta" (to kiss, and so on), for example.janpona's mention of "noka as mission for relocation of body" make no sense to me here. Would not a the same thing happen when driving a car (a body is being relocated after all)?
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