Common phrases in different languages
Toki Pona (planned pidgin based on sources from around the world)
Words are accented on the first syllable.
Toki Pona: toki pona
good-bye: mi tawa (said by person leaving); tawa pona (said by person staying)
thank you: pona
that one: ni
how much?: mute seme?
English: toki Inli
yes: lon (4)
no: lon ala (5)
generic toast: telo nasa pona!
Do you speak English?: sina sona ala sona e toki Inli?
(4) This actually means "it is" and can only be used in an answer to a question with the verb "to be". Languages like Chinese, Irish, Toki Pona, and Welsh do not have words for "yes" or "no". Instead you repeat the main verb of the question in your answer.
(5) This actually means "it is not". See note 4 above.
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