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sona lili|Introduction:

toki pona la tenpo mute la nimi mute "pi" mute li wan ala. "A pi E I pi J K" li "A (E I) (J K)". ni la toki pona la sina ken ala toki e "A (E I (JK))". taso toki pona la sina ken toki e "A (E I (J))". sina ken kepeken e nimi lu wan i lu lon ma ni: sina ken ala kepeken e nimi lu tu. ni li suli lu tan ni: toki pona en toki wawa la nimi lu tu li sama e nimi lu wan i lu lon toki ante
pi phrases generally don't stack. In other words "X pi A B pi C D" is X (A B) (C D). But this means you can't make sentences which go X (A B (C D)). This results in the combination of two words (like tomo telo) being less versatile than a single word (like tomo) because it's easy to say X (A B (C)). This is an especially big problem in toki pona (and by extension toki wawa if we don't fix it) because we're meant to use combinations of words to replace what would be a single word in other languages.

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