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Re: building from primitives (was Re: Langauge Constets)

Date:Friday, November 30, 2007, 12:33
In a message dated 11/29/2007 9:58:24 AM Central Standard Time,
joerg_rhiemeier@WEB.DE writes:

> > One mis-conception of Toki Pona that is often spread and repeated for > > some reason is that it has only 118 words. It only has 118 roots plus > > a lexicon of compounds. Look at Sonjas page -- both are given there, > > the lexicon being quite small yet, but the idea is quite clear and I > > hear the community has more words they mostly agree on. > > Yes. TP has 118 *roots*, not 118 *words*. >
They are words, not roots. The compounds are not words, but suggestions for being more precise. stevo </HTML>