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The world is a book, ulte fkol a ke sop...
« on: October 31, 2014, 12:04:16 pm »
From St. Augustine:
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The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.

Fìkifkey lu puk, ulte ke sop a fkol inan rìkit a’aw nì’aw.
This world is a book, and one who does not travel reads one page only.
"Your work is to discover your world, and then with all your heart give yourself to it."

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Re: The world is a book, ulte fkol a ke sop...
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2014, 02:57:17 pm »
I don’t see anything wrong with it ;)

Just for variation’s sake.

Kifkey lu puko, ulte tsatul a ke sop, inan rìkit a’aw nì’aw.
“The world is a book, and he who does not travel, reads only one page.”

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Re: The world is a book, ulte fkol a ke sop...
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2014, 03:22:08 pm »
I don’t see anything wrong with it ;)

Just for variation’s sake.

Kifkey lu puko, ulte tsatul a ke sop, inan rìkit a’aw nì’aw.
“The world is a book, and he who does not travel, reads only one page.”

Tsatu is quite good here, although it confused me for moment, as it is used quite rarely; my first idea would be tsapo (I think these two are interchangeable here).
Stupid idea - is *tsafko possible?  :)
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Re: The world is a book, ulte fkol a ke sop...
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2014, 03:47:11 pm »
Stupid idea - is *tsafko possible?  :)
Hmm, "that one" (unspecific person)...
I don't think this would work as you are trying to "specify" an unspecific person. Same also for *fìfko - which I never saw.


Btw, does exist a plural of tsatu / tsapo? like *tsaysu (those persons) / *tsayfo ? ???
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Re: The world is a book, ulte fkol a ke sop...
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2014, 04:00:15 pm »
those persons: tsaysute

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Re: The world is a book, ulte fkol a ke sop...
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2014, 06:34:43 pm »
Just for variation’s sake.

Kifkey lu puko, ulte tsatul a ke sop, inan rìkit a’aw nì’aw.
“The world is a book, and he who does not travel, reads only one page.”


I don't think I've even heard that word (alu tsatu) before. I like the emphasis it gives.

I feel inclined to use fko for general sayings like this. I suppose it's kosher to use other words like tsatu or nga?
"Your work is to discover your world, and then with all your heart give yourself to it."

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Re: The world is a book, ulte fkol a ke sop...
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2014, 04:55:45 am »
Just for variation’s sake.

Kifkey lu puko, ulte tsatul a ke sop, inan rìkit a’aw nì’aw.
“The world is a book, and he who does not travel, reads only one page.”


I don't think I've even heard that word (alu tsatu) before. I like the emphasis it gives.

It appears on the original ASG word list. It’s often forgotten but in my opinion (along with tsapo, which is surely a synonym) the best way to convey the “he who …” construct in English (which German deals with completely different, btw ;) )

I feel inclined to use fko for general sayings like this. I suppose it's kosher to use other words like tsatu or nga?

Of course it is. I feel that nga is really just for situations where one addresses another person directly. Generalizations about an unspecified person (for which German and English use du/you) are done with fko.

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Re: The world is a book, ulte fkol a ke sop...
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2014, 01:50:36 pm »
Stupid idea - is *tsafko possible?  :)
Hmm, "that one" (unspecific person)...
I don't think this would work as you are trying to "specify" an unspecific person. Same also for *fìfko - which I never saw.

Btw, does exist a plural of tsatu / tsapo? like *tsaysu (those persons) / *tsayfo ? ???
Here situation seem to be complicated a little. Logical choice would be *aysatu / aysapo (like ayfì'u) but IMHO this can't be used because of tsa- prefix, which is integral part of these words.
So I'd use tsatu -> tsaysute (those persons), tsapo -> tsayfo (those ones)
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