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Essential Words to Know when Travelling

Postby aikidave » Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:01 pm

I found an interesting post on the following outdoor camping blog:
http://blog.cheaptents.com/essential-tr ... s-phrases/
The entry discusses what words should compose a hypothetical 100 word world language for traveling.
The article also mentions toki pona.
I have listed the words in the article with their corresponding toki pona words. I put ??? next to words that I couldn't translate.
Comments, corrections, additions ...

1. plus – meaning “yes”, as well as being a positive word to express something good, something large or something that you want something. - lon, pona, mute
2. minus – meaning “no”, as well as negative word to express something bad, something small or that you do NOT want. - ala, ike, lili
3. question word (this word is added on the end of a sentence to make it question)- seme
4. I - mi
5. you - sina
6. we - mi mute
7. male - mije
8. female - meli
9. spouse - kulupu sama
10. parent - mama
11. adult - jan
12. child - jan lili
13. help! - ???
14. police - jan lawa
15. hello, goodbye word - toki, tawa pona
16. polite word (meaning both please and thank you) - ???
17. sorry / apologies word - ???
18. insult word - pakala
19. repeat (to ask someone repeat the phrase) - ???

Counting System

20. zero - ala
21. one - wan
22. two - tu
23. many - mute
24. So that it is possible to express large numbers, there must be a word to say that you are dictating number the digit by digit - nanpa

Time and date

25. day - tenpo suno
26. month - tenpo mun
27. year - tenpo sike

28. hour - ???
29. minute - ???
30. immediately - ???
31. future - tenpo kama
32. past - tenpo pini

Communication

33. telephone - ilo toki
34. internet -

Nouns

35. toilet - tomo telo
36. place - ???
37. drug ( “plus drug” would be a medicinal drug and “minus drug” would be a narcotic) - ???

Verbs

38. need - wile
39. eat - moku
40. drink - moku
41. sleep - lape
42. worship / meditate
43. sex - unpa
44. smoke - ???
45. criminal act - pali ike

Adjectives

46. hot - seli
47. cold - lete

Shopping Words

48. cost (to ask how much just say “cost” and the “question word” and point to object.) - mani seme
49. currency / cash - mani
50. credit card - lipu mani
51. shop - esun

Food and Drink Words

53. carbohydrates (bread, potato, pasta, rice, noodles) - pan
54. meat fish protein - soweli, kala
55. diary products - ???
56. vegetables - kasi
57. salt - namako
58. sweet / sugar - suwi
58. water - telo
59. tea - telo laso jelo seli
60. coffee - telo pimeja seli
61. alcohol - telo nasa
62. soft drink - ????
63. restaurant pub bar - tomo moku

Essential Travel Words

64. passport - ???
65. visa - ???
66. validation ( “plus validation” means valid, “minus validation” means invalid) - ???
67. embassy - tomo pi kulupu lawa
68. walk - tawa noka
69. bicycle - tomo tawa ???
70. motor cycle - tomo tawa ???
71. underground train / metro - ???
72. train - ???
73. bus - ???
74. taxi - ???
75. car - tomo tawa
76. plane - tomo tawa kon
77. slow down! - ???
78. ticket (for a return ticket you would need to say name of starting point, destination and starting point) - lipu
79. hotel - tomo lape
80. hostel - tomo lape
81. make a booking word - ???

82. left - poka pilin
83. right - poka pilin ala
84. straight ahead - ???
85. back - monsi
86. over there - ???

Health Words

87. doctor - jan pi pona sijelo
88. hospital - tomo pi pona sijelo
89. pain - pilin ike
90. nausea / diarrhoea - pilin ike insa
91. fever - pilin seli
92. allergy - ???

Weather

93. weather (“plus weather” for good weather, “minus weather” for bad weather) - ???

Since this is an outdoor gear blog, we obviously need some words to help ensure that we can participate in outdoor sports.

94. tent - tomo
95. campsite - poki seli
96. climb - tawa sewi
97. mountain - nena suli
98. crag - ???
99. footpath / trail - nasin
100. map - sitelen ma

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Re: Essential Words to Know when Travelling

Postby CheapTents.com » Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:10 am

Hi Dave

I'm glad that you found our article interesting, and thank you for translating our word list into Toki Pona!

We enjoyed composing the word list. It gave us a good appreciation of how many words you need just to accomplish day to day tasks of finding your way, eating and obtaining accommodation.

Best wishes
Daniel, CheapTents.com

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Re: Essential Words to Know when Travelling

Postby jan Ote » Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:12 am

13. help! -- o pana e pona!

16. polite word (meaning both please and thank you) -- (o pali e ni) tan pona sina; [sina] pona

17. sorry / apologies word -- mi sona e ni: mi pali ike

19. repeat (to ask someone repeat the phrase) -- tenpo sin la o toki e ni.

30. immediately -- (o pali e ni) pi tenpo ala!

34. internet -- len pi ilo sona; ilo wan ma

36. place -- ma? lon?

37. drug -- kasi (ijo; moku lili) nasa; kasi pi pona sijelo

42. worship / meditate -- pilin/toki tawa jan sewi?

44. smoke -- kon (pimeja)

62. soft drink -- telo; telo kili, telo suwi

63. restaurant pub bar -- tomo moku; tomo pi telo nasa

69. bicycle -- ilo tawa pi sike tu

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Re: Essential Words to Know when Travelling

Postby janMato » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:52 pm

1. plus – jan li wan e ijo e ijo ante.
meaning “yes”, wile ala wile? wile.
as well as being a positive word to express something good, ni li pona!
something large or ni li suli.
something that you want something. mi wile e ni.
2. minus – jan li weka e wan tan ijo ante.
meaning “no”, wile ala wile? wile ala.
as well as negative word to express something bad, ni li ike!
something small or that you do NOT want. ni mi wile ala.
3. question word (this word is added on the end of a sentence to make it question)-
sina wile e pan suwi anu seme?
sina wile ala wile e pan suwi?
4. I - mi
5. you - sina
6. we - mi mute
7. male - jan mije
8. female - jan meli
9. spouse - meli mi/meji mi
10. parent - mama
11. adult - jan
12. child - jan lili
13. help! - o pana e pali tawa mi!
14. police - jan lawa
15. hello, goodbye word - toki, tawa pona
16. polite word (meaning both please and thank you)
Depends on context and how cynical one is about strangers or gestures of politeness in general.
jan o! ni li lili la mi wile e pali pona tan sina.
pona! mi pana e pona tawa sina tan pali sina.
17. sorry / apologies word - mi pakala! mi pilin ike tawa ni.
18. insult word - jan jaki! jan neni!
19. repeat (to ask someone repeat the phrase) - tu la o toki! sin la o toki!

Counting System

20. zero - ala
21. one - wan
22. two - tu
23. many - mute
24. So that it is possible to express large numbers, there must be a word to say that you are dictating number the digit by digit

jan ike o! mi tu li toki e ni. nasin pi jan pi toki pona li jo ala e nanpa suli.
tan ni la sina li pana e tomo lape tawa mani tu. ni li pona ala pona?

Time and date

25. day - tenpo suno
26. month - tenpo mun
27. year - tenpo sike

28. hour -
29. minute -
tempo (pi) TT en MM. 4:40
30. immediately -
tempo ni!
31. future - tenpo kama
32. past - tenpo pini

Communication

33. telephone - ilo toki
34. internet -
len pi ilo nanpa.

Nouns
35. toilet - tomo telo. poki pi jaki jan.
36. place -
this place: lon ni. mi jo e tomo mute lon ni.
that place. mi wile tawa ma ante. I want to to to that place.
37. drug ( “plus drug” would be a medicinal drug and “minus drug” would be a narcotic) - ???
(see thread on drugs)

Verbs

38. need - wile
You need something more to express need instead of 'want'
mi wile ala pali taso mi ken ala pali ala.
39. eat - moku
40. drink - moku e telo
41. sleep - lape
42. worship / meditate
jan sewi li pali e nasin Puta. He's sitting zen.
jan li pana e pona tawa jan sewi. He's worshiping God.
jan li pilin e lon. He's feeling reality/meditating.
jan li moli e waso tawa jan anpa. He's sacrificing a chicken to the devil.
43. sex - unpa
44. smoke -
jan li kon e kon ike.
jan li pana e pimeja tan uta.
45. criminal act - pali ike
jan li pali e pakala tawa sama. (vicitimless crime)
jan li pali e pakala tawa jan. (crime against someone)
jan li pakala e lawa kulupu. Breaking the laws of society.


Adjectives

46. hot - seli
47. cold - lete

Shopping Words

48. cost (to ask how much just say “cost” and the “question word” and point to object.) - mani seme
sina wile e mani seme tan ni?
49. currency / cash - mani
50. credit card - lipu mani
sina ken kepeken e mani Pisa anu mani Mewika Sekupesu?
51. shop - esun
mi wile esun tawa tempo ni: mi tawa anpa.

Food and Drink Words

53. carbohydrates (bread, potato, pasta, rice, noodles) - pan
54.
meat- moku, soweli, sijelo, sijelo moli, soweli moli depending on one's opinions.
fish- kala
protein- moku tawa sijelo wawa (or moku pi sijelo wawa depending on how you feel about these phrases when used as subjects)

moku pi sijelo wawa li tan e pona sijelo mi. (overlay pi over the preposition)
moku li tan e pona sijelo mi tawa sijeo wawa. (Moving prep phrase to end of sentence)
mi wile kama jo e moku tawa sijeo wawa. (no problems with this in an e phrase)

55. diary products -
telo walo (pi soweli mu)
56. vegetables - kasi
57. salt - namako
58. sweet / sugar - suwi
58. water - telo
59. tea - telo laso jelo seli
60. coffee - telo pimeja seli
61. alcohol - telo nasa
62. soft drink -
mi wile e telo suwi.
mi wile e
63. restaurant pub bar
tomo moku- restaurant
esun moku- restaurant
tomo pi telo nasa- bar
esun pi telo nasa- bar
tomo pi telo nasa en moku
esun pi telo nasa en moku


Essential Travel Words

64. passport -
lipu pi ken kama en tawa.
65. visa -
lipu pi ken kama tawa ma ante.
mi wile kama jo e lipu pi ken kama tawa ma sina. (Talking to embassy)
66. validation ( “plus validation” means valid, “minus validation” means invalid) - ???
67. embassy -
tomo pi kulupu lawa lon ma ante.
tomo pi kulupu lawa mi lon ma sina. (talking to someone while in their country looking for one's own embassy)
68. walk - tawa noka
69. bicycle -
tomo tawa XXX No. tomo's an enclosure.
ilo tawa pi sike tu.
70. motor cycle
tomo tawa XXX no, for same reason
ilo tawa wawa pi sike tu.
71. underground train / metro - Hell's transit!
ilo/tomo tawa pi palisa tu lon ma anpa- If you consider rail roads to be straight and linja to mean curvy lines.
ilo/tomo tawa pi linja tu lon ma anpa- If you, like everyone, equate linja to straight lines, or consider rail roads to curve
72. train -
Same as metro, but lon ma sewi.
73. bus -
tomo tawa kulupu
74. taxi -
tomo tawa esun
75. car - tomo tawa
76. plane -
tomo tawa kon
ilo waso
77. slow down! -
o tawa kepeken wawa lili!
78. ticket (for a return ticket you would need to say name of starting point, destination and starting point)
lipu tan ni tawa ma Awisu (ticket from here to the land of Alice of Wonderland)
79. hotel -
esun pi tomo lape (pi mani suli)/(pi nasin sewi)
80. hostel -
esun pi tomo lape (pi mani lili)
81. make a booking word -
mi wile kama jo e ken ni: mi ken jo e tomo.
82. left - poka pilin
poka ni/poka ante
83. right - poka pilin ala
poka ni/poka ante
84. straight ahead -
o tawa nasin sinpin!
85. back - monsi
o tawa nasin monsi!
86. over there -
o tawa ma ante!

Health Words

87. doctor - jan pi pona sijelo
88. hospital - tomo pi pona sijelo
89. pain - pilin ike
90. nausea - pilin ike insa
diarrhoea - pana e ko jaki sama telo
91. fever - pilin seli
92. allergy -
jan li jo e sijelo ike tan ni. sijelo li utala sama tan ko jelo kasi.
The guy has a ill body because of this. The body fights itself because of yellow plant dust.

Weather

93. weather (“plus weather” for good weather, “minus weather” for bad weather) - ???

Since this is an outdoor gear blog, we obviously need some words to help ensure that we can participate in outdoor sports.

94. tent -
tomo (len)
tomo lili len - pup tent
tomo suli len
95. campsite - poki seli (hot box?)
ma lape tawa jan tawa-- sleeping place for travelers
96. climb - tawa sewi
97. mountain - nena suli
98. crag -
ma nena suli kepeken kiwen mute en poka suli.
99. footpath / trail - nasin
100. map - sitelen ma

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Re: Essential Words to Know when Travelling

Postby janKipo » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:38 am

'ni mi wille ala'?! 'mi wile ala e ni'


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