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Mako
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Last Friday

Postby Mako » Tue May 17, 2011 7:02 pm

tenpo pini lili la mi wile tawa tomo moku pi mani mute lon poka jan pona mi. taso jan lawa pali pi jan pona mi li wile e ni: jan pona mi li tawa ma tomo ante tawa kulupu pali. tan ni la jan pona li ken ala tawa poka mi. ike a! tenpo pini pini la mi pana e mani tawa lipu pi tomo moku li ken ala weka e lipu. jan pona li pali e ni: jan sama sama pi jan pona mi li tawa poka mi. ike a! mi pilin ike tan ni: tomo pi tawa musi li tawa tomo moku, taso jan ala li ken ala tawa musi tan ni: ma ale la supo monsi en supo moku li lon. mi tu li moku pona li pilin pona. ali li pona.

A little while ago I wanted to go to an expensive restaurant with my friend. But my friend's boss wanted this: [that] my friend go to a different city for a work conference. Therefore my friend could not go with me. Alas! [Before the action of the previous sentence, already in the past] I gave money for tickets of the restaurant (i.e., reservations) and cannot remove the ticket (i.e., cancel). My friend did this: The cousin/relative of my friend went with me. Alas! I felt bad because of this: the restaurant has a ballroom, but nobody can dance because of this: everywhere there are chairs and tables. We two ate well and felt good. All is good.

jan mama mama: jan mama:: jan sama sama: jan sama

It even has the nursery rhyme jingle so beloved of TP poetry.
o lukin! jan mije li tawa tan mije mama en meli mama li kama jo e meli olin. jan mije en meli olin li ante e sijelo sama.
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Re: Last Friday

Postby janMato » Tue May 17, 2011 10:00 pm

Mako wrote:tenpo pini lili la mi wile tawa tomo pi mani mute lon poka jan pona mi.

A short while ago, I wanted to go to the bank along side my friend.

Mako wrote:taso jan lawa pali ona li wile e ni: jan pona mi li tawa ma tomo ante li lon kulupu pali.

But it's work's leader wanted this- my friend goes to a different building in the company.

Mako wrote: tan ni la jan pona li ken ala tawa poka mi. ike a! tenpo pini pini la mi pana e mani tawa lipu pi tomo moku li ken ala weka e lipu.

Because of this, (my) friend is not able to go along side me. Shoot! Previously I gave money to the sheets of the restaurant and I wasn't able to get rid of the sheets. (Huh?)

Mako wrote: jan pona li pali e ni: jan sama sama li tawa poka mi. ike a! mi pilin ike tan ni: mi ken ala tawa musi.

(My) friend did this- the same person went along with me. Shoot! I felt bad because of this- I can't dance. (Huh?)

Mako wrote: supo monsi en supo moku li mute.

There are a lot of beds and dining tables.

Mako wrote: mi tu li moku pona li pilin pona. ali li pona.

We two ate well and felt good about it. Everything is fine.


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