What is a blob? For semantic, I know: slot, pool, matrix,list, stack... and some others. Semantics has no blobs in any case. For example, "suno": sun, light. Is here a blob? Not. Continue...: sun, light, center (the only place for sun in a solar system). Is here a blob? Not. Next...: sun, light, center, glory (because the sun attracts the planets and it has correlation with social gravity -- popularity). This is no blob too. But, why? Because, the semantics is a structure: head, limbs, body... each meaning has own strong place in a word-sense pool. For me, the expression "semantic blob" sounds like an oximoron.Paragraph 1; context, accusation; I already explained that it seems clear to me pu doesnt recommend the semantic blob for words approach
This "correcting use" is common property for... any language. It is not unique property of tp. Any language uses "entirely circular": as the way you think as the way you express your thoughts.Paragraph 2; This is entirely circular. You are extremely proactive in "correcting" use of toki pona to reflect the way you think it should be used, and then you "merely" report on that... Trying to have cake and eating it, I think you must know this double standard is more than a bit disingenuous.
I agree with you. tp must have own explanatory dictionary, at least, to help newbies. Each of them will say: I really understand tp. It means that you may help them to get... real (right) pu tp as you dream. For example, what is your variant for:Paragraph 3; The contradiction of dictionaries in one language; When dictionaries are written in this way of course there is a floating foundation of meaning, yet we all use these types of dictionaries all the time. The idea is that the reader has a small subset of words that they already know, and can gather the meaning of words they do not based on that foundation. This is not a problem in any other natural language, and it's not a problem in toki pona. Although this issue is more in front view, since there are only 120 words in toki pona, giving rise to questions like; what subsets of words would be needed to understand the rest, is there a smallest subset?
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