Talk:Tok Pisin phrasebook
I've found a very good free tok pisin / english online dictionary that may help you, located here: http://www.calibercreations.com/pisin/
I really want to talk Tok Pisin now! --Evan 16:48, 18 Dec 2003 (PST)
What an amazingly fascinating language. Me too! ;-) --Jeremy 15:14, 20 Feb 2004 (EST)
Offim na onim.
The translations of "off" and "on" as "offim" and "onim" seem suspect to me. The "-im" suffix indicates transitivity, so surely these words would mean "turn something off" and "turn something on" respectively. Simply having "off" and "on" in a phrasebook without any further context is useless because other languages are not simply relexifications of English (even when the majority of their vocabulary derives from English). Furthermore, the "ff" in "offim" stands out to me. Is this really /of.fim/, with a geminate /f/, or is was whoever wrote this thinking of the English spelling?