imagery from 5-elements qigong

telo suli li pana e kon
kon li kama lon sewi
kon li kama kule
kon kule li tawa lon sewi
tan kon kule la telo li kama anpa
noka kasi li moku e telo anpa
telo li tawa sewi lon insa kasi
telo li kama lon sewi kasi
seli li pakala e kasi
seli li wawa
kasi li kama ko pimeja
ko pimeja li pana lon ma
pan li kama tan ma
jan li alasa e pan
jan li pilin pona
pan li kama jaki li tawa insa ma
jan li tan ma e kiwen
kiwen li kama telo

jan o. toki! tenpo mun tu la mi lon ala lipu Matoton. seme li sin?

tenpo pimeja pini la mi kama sona e sitelen Tenwa pi jan Pije

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I started Mastodon because I believe in decentralization. The more servers there are, and the more people are spread throughout them, the stronger the network is.

I encourage people to join other servers, or start their own.

However! is the gateway for those who are undecided, or who don't yet know about decentralization. It is also my baby just like the software itself. I do not appreciate hostility towards it when promoting the benefits of other servers. Thanks

a rough translation of Cigarette by Ben Folds Five:

mije Peta Jonsu li wile lape tan ni: ona li awen e meli ona lon tenpo suno. tenpo mute la meli ona li kalama wawa pi pilin ike.

taso ona li ken ala lape lon tenpo pimeja tan pilin ike ni: nasa pi pilin ala la meli ona li lape ala li seli suli e tomo kepeken palisa lili kasi.

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@socks yeah, she's not much for defining things in thorough detail, which is probably one reason tp has such a colorful community history. It opens things up for people to contribute, but also to kibbitz and argue and maybe even overthink. If we take her at her word, tp was made by Sonja for Sonja and so it already fulfill its purpose whether or not the rest of us "get it" or agree on it. But it's such a fascinating and fun creation that we want to join in anyway.

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I've been looking into #TokiPona again, which made me remember the #conlang I started developing a little while ago, ehw:

I have a long way to go, but I need some sample sentences to figure out what words are needed—all I know is that I have plenty of words for taste distinction. >.>

I'd like it to be as simple as toki pona but with some extra vocabulary for improved clarity/the ability to also talk about bad things.

#conlanging #glossopoeia

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@socks @toki Oh I'm aware toki is currently a trash fire, this is really a stopgap while I develop a better translation engine.

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sina suno. jan pi ma ale li lukin e sina. sina ma tomo lon sewi nena.

jan li pana ala e suno lon anpa poki. ona li pana e ona lon palisa suli. ona li suno e tomo.


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To all my dear friends (and the cheap ones too!) who’ve wondered where I’ve been this week...

Very busy with coursework (writing) which is rewarding and fun. I’m finding it absorbing but a lot of work.

I suspect I’ll do little if anything for Inktober (reasons).

I’ll probably spend October learning #TokiPona instead because why not! Happy and excited about that 😄

Exasperated having to deal with a couple of health issues. At my age you wonder if you’re stuck with them 😕

I miss you all! ❤️

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Tip for toki pona learners:
If there’s only one word after pi you don’t need to use pi
If you want to use lon as a preposition meaning “in/at/on/etc.” or tawa as a preposition meaning “to/go to” you don’t need an e after it.

"palisa en kiwen li ken pakala e sijelo mi, taso nimi li ken ala pakala e mi."

jan Milo li toki insa e ni: "ike a! jan li sona pi pona mute e ijo la jan ni li pilin wawa lon ona."

jan o, toki! mi wile toki e ijo pi lipu . lipu ni li ante e ale mi tawa pona. lon la sina ken kepeken lipu pi wile sina. suli pi lipu li lipu ala. taso nasin "rapid logging" en kulupu musi li suli tawa lipu ni. ken la nasin "rapid logging" li nasin pi sitelen lili. tan ni la lipu "bullet journal" li ken lipu pi sitelen lili. taso sina wile la sina ken sitelen suli lon insa pi lipu sina. a a a! lipu pi sitelen lili li pona mute tawa mi!

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