For a workshop about the minimalist constructed language "Toki Pona", I attempted to put the entire grammar on one page, and the entire vocabulary on the other side! What do you think? What questions do you have as you're reading it?

@blinry Very nice! Thank you!

I can't check for accuracy, but it is very clear with the examples.

@blinry That's super cool! #tokipona needs more materials. I made a SVG version of sitelen pona glyphs, also available as emojis!

@blinry my question as I'm reading it is: Should I give learning this language a go? :)

@lastfuture mi tu li toki kepeken toki pona la mi pilin pona! :D

@blinry (I notice you didn't put down the meaning "a a a" as like, "lololol", which is the usage I see a lot)

@blinry How exactly do you talk about numbers in the thousands or higher? Would you have to chain hundreds together to make bigger numbers? Maybe "luka luka pi ali" would be a thousand but things would get out of hand from there


mi jan pi sona lili.
tan ni la mi pilin e ni:
nanpa mute li ike tawa mi.


I'm not very smart, so big numbers are complicated for me.


@trebach @blinry It's hard to do in toki pona in general. See this discussion around a contract written in toki pona, where there are numbers in the hundreds. (Also talking about currency gets fuzzy too).

One can escape by establishing context first. But as with all abstract notions it gets complicated in toki pona really quick.

@ckeen @trebach Some people say that Toki Pona is not *meant* to be a language to talk about big and complicated things! ;) But I like your idea of "luka luka pi ali"!

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