jan Alanto o, toki!
Many thanks for your comments.
Sonja wrote that adjectives can modify verbs (pu page 28). I can't agree with that. Adverbs can modify verbs. As I wrote I try to use general grammar terms. jan Pije used the term adverb too.
The translation of the sentence "ona li mama ala mama?" is wrong in pu page 32, because "mama" is a verb here. Sonja wrote very clearly that before and after "ala" has to be a verb. The translation is "Does she mother (somebody)? Does she wet-nurse (somebody)?". Sonja confirmed this error to me via email. So "tan is a verb here also: "sina tan ala tan ma Tosi?" (pu page 64).
As I wrote in my lessons after "li" can be a verb, a noun and an adjective. Only for a better understanding I use the term "missing be".
OK, after "li" is a prepositional object possible because the "missing be". So a preposition can be after "li". I 'll change my lessons and parser in this way next.
I think the general difference in our views is you think that some word type can be a little like other word types. But how many percent is this word a preposition and how many percent is this word a verb for example?
For me a word can only be 100% one word type. This word type is only depends on the its position in the sentence. This point of view is much clearer and simpler than your complicated constructions of "depends on the postion and being something other depends on the word".
What is with the words with several word types in the pu word list? For example "sona": How many percent is it a verb and how many percent is it a preverb if you use "sona" as a noun?
For example the sentence "mi moku e moku." In your view both "moku" are verbs (more or less??), because "moku" is in pu's word list a verb. This is very strange for me.
You better get rid of that superfluous ballast. It only brings new contradictions. "Simplify your thoughts. Less is more." (pu page 9). Or with other words: Keep it as simple as possible.
Maybe "pu" is a little vague sometimes. Other lessons are clearer in some points. In my point of view jan Pije's lesons are far away from your point of view: http://tokipona.net/tp/janpije/okamasona6.php
: For example "lon can be used as both a verb and a preposition (and so can tawa and kepeken, as you'll learn below)."
Please see other lessons too:
- http://www.albanocruz.com/ext/tokipona/ ... kipona.pdf
- https://ru.wikibooks.org/wiki/%D0%A2%D0 ... 0%B8%D0%B5
"A noun is a word for a person, place or thing" (pu page 17). A preposition can't be this. "A verb is a word that express an action being done to a noun" (pu page 25). A preposition can't be this.
I agree with Sonja: "Prepositions can be used at the end of a sentence" (pu page 34). But "la" phrases can be used at the begin of a sentence.
Please let me now what you think about this.