Disyllabic Names

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Disyllabic Names

Postby jan_Pusa » Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:58 pm

jan Sonja
jan Pije
jan Wiko
jan Ape
jan Sewe
jan Niko
jan Kipo
jan Pusa
jan Ante
jan Tani
jan Ose
jan Ote
jan Mika
jan Mato
jan Josan

These are names of actual TPers, right? What else is common to them? They're disyllables!
Are there any other names we can add to the list?
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Re: Disyllabic Names

Postby jan Ote » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:14 am

jan Ote
jan Mika (doesn't write here, but he's a tokiponer I know)

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Re: Disyllabic Names

Postby Ose » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:11 am

jan Ose. :)
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Re: Disyllabic Names

Postby janKipo » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:06 pm

Well, two syllables are the first to be truly distinctive for a reasonable sized group and still short enough to be memorable. I expect, as tpers get more numerous, we will see more longer ones, maybe not many Sowelilili for a while (she could be a Anjo, after all) , be several trisyllabics. Also, this may represent a fallout from common names in our native languages, both personal and family, which tend in most Eurpean languages to run between one and three syllables (ignoring a lot of prepositional stuff like "de" and "von" ). Maybe we should think about rules some time.

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Re: Disyllabic Names

Postby jan_Pusa » Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:39 am

Well, My TP name is only such because I like them... Try figuring out what it means. Serge (jan Sewe) did.
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olin jan li ike la ni li pakala mute.
Kung ang mahalin ka ay bawal, ito'y napakasakit.

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Re: Disyllabic Names

Postby janKipo » Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:33 am

Hell, I couldn't figure out mine if I didn't know it. But I do admit to being curious, since I can't think of a name that gives that (Bush? nah!).

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Re: Disyllabic Names

Postby jan Josan » Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:34 pm

nimi pi kalama lili tu li pona tawa mi. mi jan Josan. nimi mi li tan nimi Jonathan. taso nimi ni li pali mute ike tawa jan ante. jan ale li wile toki e ni: jan John. nimi ni li lili ike li kalama ike tawa kute mi. mi wile jo a nimi pi kalama lili tu. pona a, mi ken kin jo e ni kepeken toki pona!

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Re: Disyllabic Names

Postby janKipo » Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:22 pm

josankapo wrote:nimi pi kalama lili tu li pona tawa mi. mi jan Josan. nimi mi li tan nimi Jonathan.

Not sure whether 'tan' is a 'tawa' class verb but it seems to be ('sina tan ma seme' in the lessons)

taso nimi ni li pali mute ike tawa jan ante. 'pali mute e ike' or 'pali e ike mute'


jan ale li wile toki e ni: jan John. nimi ni li lili ike li kalama ike tawa kute mi. mi wile jo [a] E nimi pi kalama lili tu.

pona a, mi ken kin jo e ni kepeken toki pona!


pona a!

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Re: Disyllabic Names

Postby pisku » Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:32 pm

mi jan Pisku lol XD don´t know if pisku is correct because in another forum told me is pisiku

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Re: Disyllabic Names

Postby janKipo » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:32 am

pisku wrote:mi jan Pisku lol XD don´t know if pisku is correct because in another forum told me is pisiku


Yes, there are no consonant clusters in tp (except nX across syllable breaks), so you have three choices (aside from taking a totally new tp name): Pisiku (or with s and some other vowel -- which might be better, since si tends to get eshy. Pisuku would fit tp's vowel harmony tendency nicely), Piku (deciding the s doesn't count as much as the k) or Pisu (opposite evaluation).

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