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Toki Pona is a minimalistic constructed language with only 123 words, 14 sounds/letters and 10 grammar rules.

- no consonant clusters, no diphthongs nor triphthongs, no tones
- no morphology : no declinations nor conjugations, no plurals, no diminuitives, no adverb formation
- no articles, no gender

Complex ideas are represented by combining the root words, e.g. bicycle : sike tu .

[sike = round; circle; wheel; ball ; tu = two; both; cut in two]

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ceigered
2009-aprilo-07
[...]
Toki Pona is unique in itself, unlike Interlingua and Ido the purpose is a bit different, more intended for simple and easy communication and the effects on the speaker (those latter two have always been intended as International Languages to some extent). Admittedly, Lojban is also unique as it has a different purpose, to be precise and neutral to an extent which casts shadows on Esperanto - the problem with that though is that it has a flow and grammar which can often scare off learners such as myself (I think though my biggest problem with it is that it resembles a programming language too much, which for me is frustrating because I can't make programs out of it![...]

https://lernu.net/eo/forumo/temo/4238/3

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Anglophone culture and preferred conlangs / Pri ĉio cetera / Forumo - lernu.net
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Anglophone culture and preferred conlangs / Pri ĉio cetera / Forumo - lernu.net

Multlingva paĝaro por lernado de la internacia lingvo Esperanto

Toki Pona allows for following allophones:

p [p] or [b]
k [k] or [g]
s [s] or [z]

I'm wondering if we can add in

w [w] or [v]

The word sewi comes from the Georgian word ზევით pronounced /zɛvɪtʰ/ and meaning 'upwards' - https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/ზევით#Georgian

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Toki Pona, the Minimal Language, and How I Discovered It
Anis Hamadeh | Jan 16, 2019

http://www.anis-online.de/1/or....ient-online/language

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Toki Pona is a minimalistic constructed language with 123 words, 14 sounds/letters and 10 grammar rules.