janKipo wrote:Skip the first 'lon' (maybe a case of thinking of .'lon' as "is")
"li lon" to mean exist is intransitive, but it can take the regular pre-verbal complements (ken, wile, etc), post verbal complements (kin, ala), and what else? If it has a noun complement, I read it as a locative phrase.
Some people use mute as a synonym for "really, indeed, a lot" mi wile moku mute. And in the opposite, "mi sona lili e ni" "I barely understand this"
If there was a crisp break between the verb and the adverb, it would be easier to parse "li lon mute"