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
ma mi li lete. mute lili pi ko lete li len e ma mi. taso mi a li ken ala pali e jan pi ko lete.
mi wile e ni: tenpo suno ni li pona li musi tawa sina!
ante toki ni li toki sona pi jan Isopo.
#tokipona #fable #aesop
mi pilin e ni: nimi 'samideanoj' li pakala. jan pi toki Epelanto li nimi 'samlingvanoj' taso.
mi pilin pona tan ni: toki ni li pona e pilin sina.
lawa is used enough, especially in the Discord servers.
ownership really is about control. under slavery, the master owns the slave. if i own a house, i have legal control of that house; legality afterall is a matter of power and control. or if i storm a castle and take ownership, that's me having control of it, making me the new jan lawa.
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! mastodon.social 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
how these things translate into English is a bit suspect.
for example: lipu soweli = animal book = book of animals
house of clowns = clown house = tomo pi jan nasa pona
tomo jan nasa pona = good, crazy person-house
jan, nasa, and pona all describe the house (tomo jan, tomo nasa, tomo pona).
or in other words: nasa and pona aren't describing the jan here.
food for thought.
either way, sitelen ni li pona mute 😁
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.
i experienced the same with #esperanto when i was in it. i feel like it's a fairly common trend with most conlangs. it's hard to find things to discuss other than the language because it's interest in the language itself which brings us in contact in the first place.
the thing with #tokipona which i really enjoy is that it's kinda like a game.
for "born" i tend to use 'kama lon'/become existing/arrival of existence.
kama lon la jan ale li sama → at birth, all people are the same
jan Mopimu o, toki! mi en jan ante mute li kepeken toki pona.
ale li pona ala pona lon sina?
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