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The lexical roots do not fall into well defined parts of speech ; rather, they may generally be used as toli, verbs, modifiers, or interjections depending on context or their position in a phrase.

The evolution of toki pona -This refers to the real world evolution of usage. Retrieved from ” https: It is hoped that readers and contributors will both learn about field linguistics and better understand how toki pona has been used. Without proper rendering supportyou may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode characters.

Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. Toki Pona is often compared to the island languages of the Pacific in sound.


The language has 14 phonemes and words. Short films in Toki Pona https: Toki Toko does not use isolated proper nouns; instead, they must modify a preceding noun. For more information, see the copyright information page. The following description of Toki Pona hieroglyphs is copied as it appears poan Toki Pona: Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Loading comments… Trouble loading?


Please feel free to contribute to the writing of any section. Toki Pona follows the principles of Taoism, which advocates a simple, poja life and noninterference with the course of natural events. Being far from a natural linguist myself — mere mention of verb conjugation brings me out in a cold sweat — this might have seemed like folly.

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Payack, Cp. It was not designed as an international auxiliary languagebut instead inspired by Taoist philosophy, among other things. Capital letters are only used for personal and place names see belownot for the first word of a sentence.

Don’t feel like you’re alone in learning the language. Retrieved October 20, Our group is mixed, although the majority seem to speak at least one additional language. To attempt it, we gathered in the East London warehouse that is the head office of Memrise, an online platform for language-learning.

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November in Berlin. No one can understand my suffering.


Omniglot is how I make my living. They started learning it last February and were on hand to help at the TokiPonathon.

Day two was genuinely astonishing to witness. See Wikipedia’s guide to writing better articles for suggestions. A hundred or so people speak Toki Pona fluently, and several toko others have some knowledge of the language. Traffic on the Toki Pona mailing list hoki other online communities suggests that several hundred people have dabbled in it. Much of the content on the website is in the public domain.

In the toki pona taso group, users communicate solely in toki pona about various topics.

Both its sound inventory and phonotactics patterns of possible sound combinations are found in the majority of human languages and are therefore readily accessible.

The corpus is large enough to do a field linguistics survey based on this corpus. Toki Ponans express larger numbers additively by using phrases such as tu wan for three, tu tu for four, and toik on. Hear a recording of this text by Norbert Toji Gloss person all verb come is way this: