How do you say/translate this word/phrase into Toki Pona?

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Re: How do you say/translate this word/phrase into Toki Pona?

Postby janKipo » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:29 am

“dog” often ‘soweli tomo’ or ‘soweli’pona’ or ‘soweli wawa’ ‘soweli alasa’ works, too, though that is more clearly “hound”
“cat” ‘soweli pi linja uta’ is pretty standard for some reason (well, it’s cute)
“doctor” that but also ‘jan pi pona pakala’ and the like
“pizza” ‘pan sike loje’ and many more
“milk’ ‘telo mama’ is standard
“yogurt” probably just ‘ko pi telo mama’ (though that gets in sour cream, etc. too
“butter” probably the same with the different “milk”
“cow” ‘soweli (or ‘mani’) telo/moku’, plains are likely ‘supa’ and horns are just 'palisa lawa’

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Re: How do you say/translate this word/phrase into Toki Pona?

Postby KNTRO » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:58 am

toki!,

How would you say we eat?
  • just mi moku
  • mi mute moku
  • mi mute li moku

pona tawa sina!
sina toki kepeken toki Epanja la, sina kama pona tawa e kulupu lon ilo Telekan a! ;)

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Re: How do you say/translate this word/phrase into Toki Pona?

Postby janKipo » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:12 am

‘mi moku’ is correct in general, but if you need for some reason to make the plurality explicit, then only ‘mi mute li moku’ is correct.


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