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Toki Pona is a philosophical artistic constructed language known for its small vocabulary. It was created by Canadian linguist and translator Sonja Lang for the purpose of simplifying thoughts and communication. 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. A small community of speakers developed in the early 2000s. While activity mostly takes place online in chat rooms, on social media, and in other groups, there were a few organized in-person meetings during the 2000s and 2010s.

I saw some post were some people said they know how to speak Toki Pona so I decided to create a community!

@arksong@lemmy.ml
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41Y

Great work! _Go On!__

sona lili lon toki pona li lon linja Intenetu ni : https://www.woddal.com/TokiPona

Dessalines
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31Y

pona a! tenpo suli la mi toki kepeken toki pona.

tenpo pini la mi pali e ilo lipu Anki pi kama sona e toki pona: https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/204928497

SnowCode
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31Y

How long does it takes to learn Toki Pona? I try but it takes me 10 minutes to write 1 sentence. (Btw, I tried to write this in toki pona but I couldn’t)

Speaking , writing and than reading , listening are indeed not self-evident … Toki Pona has only some 123 words and almost all are polysemic (having different meanings) and plus have different usages (noun, verb, adjective, adverb) … learning the root words is the surest start and can help to get used to circumlocutions as ‘moving house’ “tomo tawa” for ‘car’ … “waso nasa” (stupid bird) for ‘duck’ … “telo nasa” (crazy water) for alcohol [bear/wine/whiskey/cognac/… whatever the context has on disposal ; a bit more difficult if the context is richer on these beverages, but indicating ‘loje’ on top of it when it is red wine you want, can already help you out of most of the potential troubles]

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11Y

For the most part, learning toki pona is all about talking it and writing in it. Without other people I couldn’t have learnt it. This is mostly because the meanings of words are very community-mapped.

mute la, sina ken kama sona e toki pona kepeken nasin ni: sina toki e ona li sitelen e ona. kulupu li lon ala lon poka mi la, mi ken ala sona e ona. ni li lon tan ni: nimi li ante lon kulupu ante.

Dessalines
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11Y

Not too long (maybe a month) its like anything, repetition will make you a lot faster, the anki decks above would help with that.

sina ken kama sona e toki pona kepeken tenpo suli seme? (you can learn toki pona using how long time?)

mi wile sitelen e ona la, ona li wile tenpo suli. (when I try to write it, it needs a long time)

Moi , j’utilise Memrise.com notamment http://memrise.com/course/39856/toki-pona-complete/

mi la mi kepeken ilo sona Memise , lon linja Intenetu ni : http://memrise.com/course/39856/toki-pona-complete/

Dessalines
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memrise li pona tawa mi taso ni li wile mani.

Geez Dessalines how many languages do you know? This has got to be like the fifth or sixth.

Dessalines
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31Y

haha I’m a language noob, just english, like 50% spanish, 90% toki pona, and learning chinese but at the very beginning stages…

You’re probably thinking of @nutomic@lemmy.ml, he speaks english, german, and is very close to fluency in spanish that I know of.

@nutomic@lemmy.ml
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51Y

My Spanish is still pretty bad when it comes to talking and listening, cause covid doesn’t give me much opportunity to practice :(

明-3 NOMAD
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21Y

Do you speak German fluently? Maybe I could teach you Spanish and you German.

@nutomic@lemmy.ml
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51Y

Yes its my mother tongue. But I dont think I would be good at teaching it, cause I couldnt explain any of the grammar or such.

明-3 NOMAD
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21Y

Oh, that is bad. I thought the same about Spanish until I started teaching it, my recommendation if you ever are interested is to find a textbook and start going over a few lessons before the class

@nutomic@lemmy.ml
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21Y

I’m fine with it, thats how it works for most people in their native language after all. And I dont want to be a language teacher, neither do I like grammar at all.

明-3 NOMAD
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31Y

I am a native Spanish speaker, I am very confident with English (I think I’m a B2) and I’ve been learning German (A2) and Italian (A1) for two years now. Now om Toki Pona, I would like to go for Latin once I am more familiar with German and Italian.

Excuse me, I like bragging, lol.

Adda
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11Y

Latin is incredibly interesting and eye-opening to study and learn. I would also add Antic mythology and history to the pack and you will be surprised just how many aspects of the mundane day are affected by Latin and/or Antic wisdom or society. Ancient Greek is great to expand your knowledge of certain terms and terminology in general too.

Chinese is hard as hell

Dessalines
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21Y

I haven’t started the characters yet, but I love so many things about the language.

¿Cómo aprendiste el español?

明-3 NOMAD
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21Y

mi kama sona e toki pona tan luke tu tenpo suno. mi ike kepeken toki pona

I tried to say that I’ve been learning Toki Pona for seven days now and that I’m still bad.

Numerals are considered adjective and goes just like colors and normal adjectives after the headword (noun) … thus ‘tan tenpo suno luka tu’ is ‘for seven days now’

pakala lili … ‘tan tenpo suno luka tu’ … little typo … numbers go after the nouns they qualify

Dessalines
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11Y

pona a! ni li open pona (Great, that’s a good start)

mi ike kepeken toki pona

More correct would be “mi kepeken ike e toki pona” (I speak toki pona badly), cause adverbs go after the verb.

The best learning materials I can suggest, if you haven’t already done them, to get going really fast, are :

  • lipu pi kama sona pi jan lentan (and the flashcards I made for their lessons above)
  • ma pi toki pona audio lessons that are on youtube, where jan kala speaks it fluently and fast.
明-3 NOMAD
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21Y

Your deck is really awesome, I’m going to start using it once I get a bit more familiarized with the one I’m working on. I can suggest you another resource, ClozeMaster although it is proprietary and not so good with privacy but a marvelous tool.

I am also watchin 12 days with toki pona of jan Misali. I’ ll take a look at the other videos. Thanks!

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