Toki Pona on Duolingo!
Teenage_Polyglot | 2016
What is toki pona?
Toki Pona is a conlang with only 120 words. It has simple grammar, and is easy to learn. It is based on Taoist principles, and prefers simplicity over clarity. Today, it is the second most spoken conlang, under Esperanto, and with around the same number of speakers as Klingon.
Why should I learn it?
Without having to worry about bunches of new words to learn, you can concentrate on the grammar.
Languages can be tough to learn. Learning toki pona will give you the confidence necessary to finish that other language tree
Learning about “direct objects” and other grammar topics in a setting like toki pona can make it easier to understand in another language.
It’s relaxing to learn, and a fun challenge.
It’s easy enough that you’ll never burn out, but challenging enough to give your brain a workout!
It’s important to use your language in real life as soon as possible. With toki pona, you won’t feel nervous that you don’t know enough words of grammar to have a conversation. That confidence can carry over into other languages!
Only having a vocabulary of 120 words will help you see the world differently.
toki pona shares similarities with many other languages you may plan to study, giving you a jump start.
It uses the Latin script, meaning there will be no technical issues in the Incubator.
It’s design is rooted in the principles of Tao. How cool is that!?
Why on Duolingo?
Other conlangs are being made and taught on Duolingo. Esperanto has been one of the most popular additions to Duolingo. Toki Pona is one of the largest conlangs, and would fit right in.
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