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,
> > 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.