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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

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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I've started working on another new conlang, but I'm going about it a bit differently this time: after building the phonotactics of the phonology I've chosen and parsing/expanding toki pona definitions from a master word list, I'll generate the base dictionary of words with a script. Then I'll massage the results a bit, derive new words from the roots using grammatical suffixes and such, and end up with a pretty convincing dictionary to develop more grammar from!

It's been fun so far 😄

toki pona grammar 

If it was instead just [red room's divine] it would be "sewi pi tomo loje" to specify that the room is red, not the divine. Likewise, the room is for fire working, and the divine being talked about is described by [(fire working) room].

And I'm pretty sure that's how to you use "pi" in

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toki pona grammar 

I read some stuff, and now I'm pretty confident that "pi" is defining groupings in a sequence of words. So "sewi pi suno" is just a more wordy way to say "sewi suno" because "suno" isn't being modified and thus the grouping is clear, but "sewi pi tomo pi pali seli" needs "pi" between "sewi" and "tomo" because "tomo" is modified by another word, and the modifying word is itself modified, "pali seli" [fire work], thus requiring the grouping marker: [((fire work) room) divine]

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question for a friend:

To say "Divine of the Sun", do I use "pi" between "sewi" and "suno" (i.e. "sewi pi suno" or "sewi suno")? Is "divine of the Sun" really different than "Sun god?"

Branching from this, "Divine of the Forge", assuming "forge" is "room of fire work", "tomo pi pali seli", do I use "pi" between "sewi" and "tomo pi pali seli" (i.e. "sewi pi tomo pi pali seli")? Or do I treat it as one long adjective because "pi" is for separating adjective groups?

Well that's annoying, my Flashcards.io deck isn't loading anymore. At least I have it saved on my phone, but I can't seem to share it anymore. Guess I'll need to work a little harder on getting an Anki deck sorted out.

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Makes me want to build a conlang based on toki pona and Hawaiian

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I wish I had a reason to learn Hawaiian. I really like the way it sounds.

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