Every sentence of toki pona fits this mold, (Condition la) Subject li Verb (e DO) (Prep Phrase). It was created by Canadian linguist and translator Sonja Lang for the purpose of simplifying thoughts and communication. A small community of speakers developed in the early 2000s. San Diego, CA 92103 sama ni: mi tawa lon sitelen lape suli. The Toki Pona (TP) conlang is minimal both in the vocabulary (with only 14 letters and 124 lemmas) and in the (about) 10 syntax rules. Parenthesized items may not occur, Condition la can occur any number of times, as can e DO and indeed anything but Subject. ona li pona pilin. Finally, one plant has a purple fruit, DO NOT even touch this plant even once. Grammar and Vocabulary toki pona has an invariant vocabulary and strict word order: SVO and NA. 325 W. Washington Street, #2213 There are no articles of any kind in toki pona. The continent and country names listed below are copied as they appear in Toki Pona: The Language of Good by Sonja Lang, the creator of Toki Pona. Klingon Condition is either a sentence (the “if” clause of a conditional) or a phrase. However, ‘pi’ indicates that the block that follows (at least two content words – but the end is not marked) is taken as a unit. Sonja Elen Kisa. The Verb may be just a verb immediately after LI or a verb with modifiers (same rules as for Nps) or a modal followed by a word functioning as a transitive or intransitive verb or a preposition with its complement NP. If you do, you will be removed from the studio. Most of these are transparent, but a few have become idioms and are included here, just in case. Here I give only the uses and meanings relevant to this passage. It was first published online in 2001 as a draft, and later in complete form in the book Toki Pona: The Language of Good in 2014. I got root words from 22 different languages. According to Wikipedia, the language is "designed to shape the thought processes of its users, in the style of the Sapir–Whorf hypothesis in Zen-like fashion". trying to discover the place where I am supposed to fit in. jan lili mi o kama tawa mi. Thus, ‘mi tawa ala nena’ “I am not going to the hill” has ‘nena’ not as a DO, but as the object of the preposition ‘tawa’ even though it is serving as a main verb and is negated. But the map for the road is a forgery, the signs are wrong. To introduce myself, I'm 14 years old, love languages, and am from Pennsylvania. As for me, if you even once took at the plant with the purple fruit, I will hunt you down and kill you. Toki Pona is a conlang by Sonja Lang. like, similar; reflexive pronoun, tawa n motion, travel to, goal; v. go; prep toward, Language Creation Society Hi all, My name is Brian and I'm new to the forum here. Subjects are nouns, possibly followed by modifiers, which usually group left (each newer, righter, modifier modifies all that went before, to the left). The deictic adjective ‘ni’ is just that, it is used for things in the context and references already made. Oh, and Sapolim, which is doing something similar to what I want to do. The limited vocabulary (around 120 words) tend to be used in all parts of speech with more or less obvious connections between the uses. sina ken sitelen e ni kepeken toki Tika anu seme? My child, come to me. Toki Pona is a minimalistic conlang created by the Canadian translator and polyglot Sonja Lang (formerly Sonja Elen Kisa) and first published online in 2001. The consensus answer (thanks Oliver Mason) for how to translate Haters gonna hate into Toki Pona is the following: tenpo ale la jan ike li ike Tenpo ale la translates as at all times and captures the sense of inevitability in haters gonna hate in English. The way the … akesi ni li ken kama ala seli li monsuto e soweli sina. as if I move in a big dream. Oh, boy. My desires lead me. I don’t think that Toki Pona will fit your description of neologisms. I’ve learned both about predicates and arguments as well as how to make a conlang fun and whimsical. as though wandering in a long dream. That goal is to distil thought down to its very essence by means of as small a vocabulary as possible. Toki Pona is a constructed language with a specific goal. On August 9, the website claims, “Toki Pona! Eat these fingerlings, but only eat them at the full moon. Toki Pona ("good speech"/"good language") is a relatively famous a priori conlang which was created by Sonja Elen Kisa in 2001. Conlang stuff report. Quick-links to each section: Continents, Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, Oceania. Toki Pona: The Conlang and the Conculture Posted on September 23, 2007 Conlang is a constructed language. The language is useful for being a used and somewhat established minimal conlang with at least hundreds of fluent speakers. United States of America. The only Toki Pona studios on Scratch are inactive so I made this one. ENGLISH TRANSLATION of Classical Arithide text, Life, you have rushed away. The modifiers are added to the right in ordeer, each new one modifiying all to its left. Noe. New conlang inspired by toki pona! monsuta lape li lawa e mi tawa insa pi pimeja ali. It’s fast, it’s fun and it’s mind-bogglingly effective. Toki Pona is published by jan Sonja on her website geocities.com/marraskuu1978. There are actually quite a few reasons why one might want to create one's own constructed language. Don’t! Aside from a few function words: e, la, li, pi occuring here, most words can occur in any meaningful position: head noun, verb, modifier and a few: lon, tan, tawa, also as prepositions. ni li ike tawa mi tan ni: mi tawa ala e sitelen sina pi toki Puna. The official site tokipona.org is now mainly publicity for the official book, aka. Toki Pata is a tokiponido, which is to say that it is a child or offspring language of the artlang Toki Pona, created by linguist Sonja Lang (née Sonja Elen Kisa) in 2001 and finalized in 2014. This plant is your enemy. Conculture is a constructed culture. ijo ni li pali ante: A thing did something. mi lukin pi pilin pona. As nouns they tend to be the general type of their object: so ‘tawa’ as a noun is “destination”. Always, I live every day. The Natural, Simple Language. The thing that did something did something else). What Toki Pona is not concerned with, however, is having the simplest, maximally expressive grammar. Every sentence of toki pona fits this mold (Condition la) Subject li Verb (e DO) (Prep Phrase) Parenthesized items may not occur, Condition la can occur any number of times, as can e DO and indeed anything but Subject. ken la jan li ken moku e ona e ona pi weka telo kin. Usually, what is added is a single word. Welcome to Memrise! Modifiers become transitive verbs in the causative sense. kinds which, happily, don’t turn up here. taso mi toki e ni tawa sina: tenpo sin la mi wile pali e toki sin mi. Subject, Phrase, and DO are a noun and whatever modifiers it may have. Meanings tend to vary with role, of course, but the variation is fairly regular (except that each word has – for an English speaker – an enormous and messy range of basic meanings) depending upon the base meaning. https://discord.gg/Byqn5z9 (ma pona pi toki pona/the good land of toki pona) if you want to chat the discord's the place to go. Given the few words, many English words come out as phrases in tp. The word 'kipisi' (to cut) didn't make it into 'pu', but it was once mentioned on the official website. A constructed language (sometimes called a conlang) is a language whose phonology, grammar, and vocabulary, instead of having developed naturally, are consciously devised.Constructed languages may also be referred to as artificial languages, planned languages or invented languages and in some cases, fictional languages.Planned languages are languages that have been purposefully designed. pona sona pi (wawa pi ma Lipija) poka toki lawa mute pi jan lawa nanpa tu pi ma Atilanisi. Toki Pona was constructed by Sonja Elen Kisa in 2001. toki pona is an invented language which has around 120 words in its entire vocabulary. Toki Pona is a pidgin-like language d… But the road map is bad and the signs are bad too. It tastes good. tenpo wan taso kin la o pilin ala e kasi ni. This app contains a dictionary, quizzing tool, and a few small comics with sample phrases you can use to get started. kama, modal (followed by a verb phrase) come to, become , v. bring about, lon n, existence, life, place; v. live (takes noun comp. tenpo suno ni la sina tawa soweli nena suli. Toki Pona is a purely isolating language with no inflection. toki pona Designed to be easy above all, it actually is easy to learn. In Toki Pona, the words 'toki pata' mean "sibling language." Toki Pona Place Names. Conlang Success. A nightmare leads me into total darkness. kasi ni li jan ike sina. Toki Pona is, of course, a brilliant language, and its grammar is perfectly suited for its stated purpose of focusing on the simple and good parts of life. mun suli li wawa e palisa ni e sina kin. My child, I give you this promise: I will destroy you completely. ala! sitelen sona li ike kin. o moku e palisa ni. hoping that logically it is all in my mind. wile mi li lawa e mi. ona li jaki e sina e soweli sina e mama pini. There are only 120 words or so in toki pona, so most words have several meanings, more or less related, and occur in most grammatical roles. 'pu'. That thing did something else. Toki Pona is a minimalistic artificial language with only 123 root words created by Sonja Lang, aka. kalama li toki e ni tawa mi: "o lukin pi pilin pona, o pilin pona! Verb is similar, except that the head is a verb. San Diego, CA 92103 They become transitive verbs that mean either (or both) “causes DO to become” or “applies to DO” (‘jan li telo e jan ante’, ‘telo’ meaning “water” means either “a person melts – causes to become liquid – another” or “one person wets down another” applies water to them. LI is omitted if the subject is just ‘mi’ or ‘sina’. Prepositional phrases begin with a preposition (!) It is very easy to learn. Not DO); prep in, sama prep. Sometimes a phrase of more than one word will serve as a unit modifier and will be set off by PI before the phrase. mi ken ala sona pona e nimi ali. Now you are away from your family. If the whole of Subject is ‘mi’ or ‘sina’ or ‘o’, the ‘li’ on the verb is dropped for the verb immediately following the Subject, but not for later verbs in the same sentence. taso sitelen nasin li kama ike. Toki pona is a constructed language--or "conlang"--invented by Sonja Elen Kisa. Subject pronouns indicate 1st, 2nd, and 3rd person, but do not indicate plurality or gender, and have no articles. Direct Objects, if they occur are NP ljke the subjects, but introduced by E and always coming after all the verb stuff. It has 92 words with 4 pronouns and a some extra words used for grammar. Here I give only the uses and meanings relevant to this passage. The influence of Libyan power on the election of Atlantis' vice president. It later moves to tokipona.org and kisa.ca/tokipona. tan ni la mi kama e ni: mi kepeken lawa pi sama taso. The only phrases here are those indicating time at which the whole occurs: “now,” “today”, “before your trip” and one indicating a point of view “as for me”. These reasons follow. Today, you ride to the mountains. of its closed root vocabulary, it makes extensive use of phrasal compounds. Maybe a person can eat it and its dried form. The short formula for a sentence is: (Condition LA) Subject LI Verb (E DO) (Prepositional Phrase, PP). ‘taso’ is a condition but does not need ‘la’. The only phrases here are those indicating time at which the whole occurs: “now,” “today”, “before your trip” … There are a lot of other The limited vocabulary (around 120 words) tend to be used in all parts of speech with more or less obvious connections between the uses. There is probably some order to the way that units are added, but no clear rules have been laid out. toki pona has an invariant vocabulary and strict word order: SVO and NA. The full moon strenthens them and you too. taso tenpo pi mun suli taso la o moku e ona. It is inspired by Taoism and the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis. Conditions here are either time phrases ‘tenpo X’ where X specifies what sort of time – past, day, all – or connection marked by PP. United States of America. lon o, sina tawa wawa weka. Toki Pona is a human language I invented in 2001. Nouns as modifiers have the “pertaining to” sense, including possession, if that applies, or some other vagu sense. With just 120-123 words (depending on how you count), I didn't think it was possible to say anything. It is remarkable for the fact that it only has 14 phonemes and 123 root words. Verbs are … I went deep into Toaq, Ceqli, Toki Pona, and Toki Pona Enhanced. tenpo wan taso kin la o pilin ala e kasi pi kili pi laso loje. If you would like to join, ask in the comments. ala! Verbs become modifiers as any of the various participles. It feels like lots of changes are coming to greyfolk language. Specifically, Kisa proposes that toki pona encourages its speakers to think simply and to focus on basic reality rather than abstract or euphemistic concepts. mi pilin pona. Post by janPajen » Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:40 am . Thus, while ‘moku’ “eat” as a noun may mean “eating”, it is more likely to mean “food’, what all DO’s of ‘moku’ are. Modals (here only ‘ken’) are followed by Verb again, with its e DO and Prep Phrase, if needed. To motivate yourself to learn a language like toki pona, you got to get lingua francathinking out of your mind. Each language, especially the non-natural ones, has a … So I bring it about that I use my own rules. The community is large by conlang standards, small as compared to an urban book club, and has been active for ten years. 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