Chat and hang out with the sort of people who thought it cromulent to learn toki pona. New? Take the tour. Otherwise, click around to see tools and linguistic. toki! I’m glad you’ve decided to give these lessons a look. Hopefully this introduction will answer any questions you may have. If you’re thinking about learning. Note: This creative work by Wikibooks editors is based on the Toki Pona language, currently published in the official Toki Pona book and website.

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

Speak toki pona (with audio)

I’m glad you’ve decided to give these lessons a look. Retrieved from ” https: Most of the words have several meanings and context helps to determine which particular meaning is intended. Then, if the sign requires both hands, you must mirror the same gesture with the left hand.

A ponna version of the hieroglyphs chart is available. The Toki Pona-language content on this website may not necessarily reflect the same grammar, usage, style, etc. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Toki Pona translations of various texts http: The name toki pona means “good language” or “simple language”.

Toki Pona has the basic pronouns mi first personsina second personand ona third person. Hear a recording of this text by Norbert Mazik Gloss person all verb come is way this: During International Congress of Esperanto Youth held in SarajevoAugustthere was a special session of Toki Pona speakers with 12 participants.


Much of the content on the website is in the public domain. A last word of advice: Although the simplified conceptualization of colours tends to exclude a number of colours that are commonly expressed in Western languages, speakers sometimes may combine these five words to make more specific toii of certain colours.

Spracherfindung und ihre Ziele. This ink is my blood, is my life.

InLang was reported to have said that at least people speak Toki Pona fluently [23] and estimated that a few hundred have a basic knowledge of the language. Traffic on the Toki Pona mailing list and other online communities suggests that several hundred people have dabbled in it. Wikipedia articles with style issues introductions Poha languages introduced in the s Analytic languages Engineered languages International auxiliary languages Isolating languages Simplified languages.

Day two was genuinely astonishing to witness.

Toki Pona Hieroglyphs

The evolution of toki pona -This refers to the real world evolution of usage. I’ve helped others learn the language in the past Contact me! Wikibooks has a book on the topic of: From this document, a website called “tomo pona” opened up, which is written entirely in toki pona and shares links to various other sites pertaining to toki pona. Thus a kasi kuleliterally “plant of color”, always means a kind of plant, the colorful kind most likely a flower.

While for me it involved hot cheeks and was reminiscent of GCSE maths class, this was just a question of pace.

Toki Pona language, alphabet and pronunciation

Everyone can do what they want so long as to,i is good. We aim to adapt the Only around people in the world understand this language. The originally published lessons and word lists are analogous to style guides. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.


There are also ways to write Toki Pona with the Runic and Tengwar scripts – shown below. Hopefully this introduction will answer any questions you may have. Words that have been simply removed from the lexicon, without being replaced, include leko block, stairs toko, kan to be withand pata sibling, cousin.

The closest thing to passivity in Toki Pona is a structure such as ” result of subject is because of agent. Newly invented tongues are creeping into the public domain, thanks to the Web” PDF. In the other direction, the English expression “plant pot” refers to a kind of container, so it must be rendered into toki pona with the word meaning “container” at the beginning, i. It has word concepts and sufficiently caters for the needs of a simple language. For a guide to IPA symbols, see Help: Don’t feel like you’re alone in learning the language.

The Language of Good in Toki Pona follows the principles of Taoism, which advocates a simple, honest life and noninterference with the course of natural events.

We split into groups and exchanged short videos via WhatsApp to translate. It has also been used in studies on language learning. The Toki Pona-language content on this website may not necessarily reflect the same grammar, usage, style, etc. Our group is mixed, although the majority seem to speak at least one additional language. Show 25 25 50 All.