Wan - 'Alone'?

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WasoPimeja
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Wan - 'Alone'?

Postby WasoPimeja » Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:44 pm

toki!

I'm trying to figure out how to say 'I'm alone'. Would something as simple as 'mi wan' work, or should I use a paraphrase like 'mi lon poka jan ala'? - Or something else?

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Re: Wan - 'Alone'?

Postby janKipo » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:31 pm

‘wan’ is a typical tp paradox, since it means “one”, “alone” and also “married”. I generally see ‘wan taso’. “all alone” to be on the safe side.

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Re: Wan - 'Alone'?

Postby WasoPimeja » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:30 am

Thanks!

I hadn't thought of adding 'taso'. That should work nice indeed, without overloading the sentence.

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Re: Wan - 'Alone'?

Postby SoweliTeloNasa » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:04 am

Couldn't you also say mi weka : I am away/removed? Not sure if it's right, but I've seen it a few times now.

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Re: Wan - 'Alone'?

Postby janTepanNetaPelin » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:11 pm

SoweliTeloNasa wrote:Couldn't you also say mi weka : I am away/removed? Not sure if it's right, but I've seen it a few times now.

Yes.
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