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Does toki pona have classifiers?
01-04-2013, 11:49 AM
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Does toki pona have classifiers?
Was it intended to have classifiers?

Chinese, an analytic language, one the languages jan Sonja studied, uses classifiers (those words like six *loaves* of bread, twenty *head* of cattle), among them one that means long rope like things and floppy things, so hence linja and lipu. (Lemme hasten to say I don't know any Madarin at all)

I'd have to say I never felt like I needed to head a noun phrase with a classifier in toki pona, so if it was intended to be a rule, it was one that didn't catch on.
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Does toki pona have classifiers? - janmato - 01-04-2013 11:49 AM

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