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A friend of mine mentioned how frustrating it is that there's no one page that has a FULL toki pona , so I made one. I also found another source so I'm going through and expanding the definitions and adding words/common phrases I missed earlier, and I'm finished through the letter K!

I'm planning to add a simple search and filter sometime too as well as eventually adding grammar notes & guides for my own .

So here you go:
robbie.antenesse.net/tokipona

“Being ok with sucking at something while learning” is an extremely undervalued skill.
As is “being happy for people that are better than you”.
Super important for
- learning how to code
- learning a new language
- art, music, podcasting, cooking
- really everything.
Don’t forget to teach your kids these skills.
Also, demonstrate these behaviors.
Let your kids see you being bad at something and not giving up and staying positive.

If "greetings" is "Salam" in Arabic, I extrapolate "Salami" must too be a greeting in Italian.

Well since cybre.space's read-only-ening is being delayed until the end of December now, I'll just keep popping back in here to remind everyone following me that my new account is @robbie! It's a tiny instance, so I appreciate you following me there and helping some of my posts reach people!
Here's a great article by @elilla that explains how post availability works on the fediverse: wordsmith.social/elilla/a-futu

Hello friends! #FeatherWiki version 1.5.0 has been released, and it's smaller than ever and there's now only 2 builds: Warbler for servers & Wren for everyone else! Release notes:
https://codeberg.org/Alamantus/FeatherWiki/releases/tag/1.5.0

The website is updated too!
https://feather.wiki
An explanation:

The upcoming version 1.5.0 of #FeatherWiki is about 10 kilobytes smaller than it was before, so I decided it made more sense to simplify everything and just have a single version with both text editors included plus the server version with the same. Previously, I had used Dove and Tern for these two versions, but Feather Wiki is so much smaller now that those bird species are too big! So we need new bird names for the new builds.

I already used "sparrow" for a legacy version, but the house sparrow feels like just the right size bird for the new build. After looking around a bit, I found that the Carolina wren is about the size of a house sparrow, so it's perfect. And the blackpoll warbler is a tiny transatlantic migrator, which feels perfect for the server version!

Anyway, I'm hoping to have the release ready by the weekend, but we'll see!
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I've been seriously considering removing the bird names from the upcoming #FeatherWiki release, but after much consideration, I've decided that's depressing, so I'm thinking Wren for the regular version and maybe Warbler for the server version!

I added the search and filter functionality! Searching by definition could be improved, but it's good for quickly finding the words and filtering by parts of speech!

It requires JavaScript to use, so if you don't use JavaScript, the search bar simply won't display.

robbie.antenesse.net/tokipona

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A friend of mine mentioned how frustrating it is that there's no one page that has a FULL toki pona , so I made one. I also found another source so I'm going through and expanding the definitions and adding words/common phrases I missed earlier, and I'm finished through the letter K!

I'm planning to add a simple search and filter sometime too as well as eventually adding grammar notes & guides for my own .

So here you go:
robbie.antenesse.net/tokipona

Sometimes I wish learning a language was just, y'know, easy.

this is not a toot about religion! this is a toot about scribal abbreviations! scribal abbreviations: like ligatures invented by drunk demons

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I am once again issuing the PSA: Whether you're into the idea or not, replacing "Christ" with "X" in words such as "Christian" or "Christmas" is not an act of disrespect/negation. X stands in for Χ from Χρῑστός and is known to have been used for that for literally hundreds of years. Think of it like referring to MLK Jr. or JFK, except with brevity being a lot more important over the centuries because, you know, handwriting.

Alright, I've decided that emoji fit the mood of this cypher much better than equivalent Unicode characters 😄 here's a sample sentence with full-width spaces to show word breaks:

⚡️⭕️➰ 🐦➿ ❎ ◻️➰ 🏔➿ 🐟🟰‼️➕ ⭕️🏔 ❌ 〰️‼️🐟❌🌀❌♦️🟰 ⏳➿〰️?

"How do I go to sleep at a reasonable hour?"

Still need to find some crayons to share the written version...

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I've wanted to make a code/cypher that elicits scribbles you'd see drawn in crayon or perhaps Mr. Saturn from Earthbound for a while, so I finally sat down and settled on some good shapes and symbols to use today! It's a phonetic English cypher best written in crayon with 32 characters to cover the most important (to me) distinct sounds. I'll show some sentences when I have a chance and/or can find a crayon, and I'll try to find roughly equivalent Unicode symbols for writing online lol

When you're in a dystopic society but you're just resigned to it, that's Ohwellian.

Important : What's the most (or a few of the most) devastating (gender-neutral) insult you can hurl at a person you don't respect in ?

mean, gross insult 

Here's the best (worst?) one I've come up with myself so far:

"You absolutely worthless, shit-brained, sewage scum-sucking, waste-of-space mistake with an utterly negative impact on the world"

Depending on context, you could add "truly evil" and/or tack on "even your mother hates you" and I don't think you can come back from that!

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Important : What's the most (or a few of the most) devastating (gender-neutral) insult you can hurl at a person you don't respect in ?

The important factor in all this to me is that I'm working from a base set of sounds and grammar concepts that I personally like instead of trying to iterate on an interesting concept I wanted to play with. That's been making a big difference personally!

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Polyglot City

Polyglot City is the right instance for you if you're interested in linguistics, languages, language learning, or translation, or if you're multilingual or polyglot. All languages are allowed to flourish on our timelines, and multilingual puns are welcome. And of course you're also free to talk about other things besides language.