jan Ana wrote:pona, jan ali!
ni suno tenpo mi sona toki pona. mi olin toki pona! taso, toki pona mi ike. mi wile toki kepeken ali pi sina! toki e mi, seme nimi sina?
seme ni ali?
suno tenpo pona!
janAna wrote:Nimi sina li jan Ana! Nimi mi li jan Ana!
jan_Lope wrote:janAna wrote:Nimi sina li jan Ana! Nimi mi li jan Ana!
jan Ana o, toki!
The first word in a Toki Pona sentence has no capital letter. Capital letters are only for unofficial words (names).
Better than "nimi mi li jan Ana!" ("My name is human Ana.") is "mi jan Ana!" (I'm Ana).
Names (unofficial words) are adjective and need a noun before. You can't say "mi Ana.".
"nimi mi li Ana." is wrong also because there is no noun before the unofficial word. Please see here:
http://rowa.giso.de/languages/toki-pona ... 0000000000
BTW: Some people use the term "modifiers" for adjectives and adverbs. This is imprecise. For example unofficial words are adjectives only and not adverbs.
janAna wrote:pona! Does that mean that "sina jan Ana" also works for "You are called Ana?" (And for "She is called Ana" would it be "ona li jan Ana" or "ona jan Ana"?)
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