jan Lokasisan

My non-pu words[o ante | edit source]

Technology and fiction[o ante | edit source]

The real Wikipedia (which the Toki Pona "lipu sona" was kicked out of back in the mid-2000s due to ISO language code N*zis[1]) has a LOT of articles about TV shows and movies. If Toki Pona ever gets an ISO language code (which is extremely unlikely, given that they're currently given out by SIL, a Christian missionary organization that hates conlangs[2]), this wiki could be moved from FANDO(o)M onto a subdirectory of the official Wikimedia Incubator, and eventually, back onto a subdomain of Wikipedia-dot-org. Given how easy it is to learn Toki Pona, and how many people use Wikipedia just to update lists of cartoon episodes[3], I made some non-pu words to make Toki Pona seem less "anprim"-ish:

  • kupo: a TV show; a series of movies; a series of books; a series of video games; a comic book series; a comic strip; a multimedia franchise (from Lojban "ckupoi" meaning "a series of books")
  • kina: a movie; an episode of a TV show; a video (from Lojban "skina" meaning "a movie")
  • nunki: a game; can be qualified as a sport "nunki jan", a video game "nunki kina", or a card game "nunki lipu" (from Lojban "nunkei" meaning "a game")
  • pika: fictional; a work of fiction (from Lojban "cfika" meaning "a work of fiction")


Example usages: "kupo Sinson" ("The Simpsons"); "kina Kasapulanka" ("Casablanca"); "nunki lipu Uno" (obvious); "jan pika Kawin" (Calvin from "Calvin and Hobbes")

  1. Why couldn't they just use the generic "art" code for all conlangs and the IETF "x" custom tag feature to create "art-x-tokipona.wikipedia.org", instead of booting the community to FANDO(o)M? It can even be extended to other conlangs: art-x-solresol, art-x-v0tgil, art-x-ygyde, art-x-aui, art-x-kayfbopt...
  2. It would probably be MUCH easier to get the Wikimedia LangCom to grant exceptions for certain non-ISO conlangs than for the Toki Pona "kulupu" to wrangle with SIL yet again and inevitably fail.
  3. I'm pretty sure the Esperanto Wikipedia has an article about the f*cking Loud House.

nimi nanpa[o ante | edit source]

Number system borrowed from V0tgil[o ante | edit source]

  • 0: silo (from English "zero" and V0tgil "zyr")
  • 1: wan (same as pu)
  • 2: tu (same as pu)
  • 3: tuli (same as an existing proto-Toki-Pona word from before Sonja decided to just have "wan" and "tu": from English "three" and V0tgil "xry")
  • 4: po (ditto "tuli": from English "four" and V0tgil "fwr")
  • 5: piwe (from English "five" and V0tgil "fiv")
  • 6: siku (from V0tgil "sik")
  • 7: sewe (from English "seven" and V0tgil "sev")
  • 8: watu (from V0tgil "vot")
  • 9: nine (from English "nine" and V0tgil "nin")

To create numbers greater than 9, stick these words together in the REVERSE order of the base-10 digits:

  • 10 is "silo wan"
  • 42 is "tu po"
  • 69 is "nine siku"
  • 420 is "silo tu po"
  • 666 is "siku siku siku"

The same system can be used, with the unneeded words omitted, for Octal and Seximal.

The balanced base-12 Janus system from MusaBet, but Tokiponized based on my V0tgil-based system[o ante | edit source]

The original is here: http://shwa.org/reverse.htm

Base 10 V0tgil Janus toki pona
-6 VötSik Hexa eka
-5 VötFiv Penta penta
-4 VötFwr Tetra teta
-3 VötXry Tris tulisi
-2 VötTwn Dis sisi
-1 VötWun Mono mono
0 Zyr Zero silo
1 Wun One wan
2 Twn Two tu
3 Xry Three tuli
4 Fwr Four po
5 Fiv Five piwe
6 Sik Six siku

Words for larger numbers are put together in the REVERSE order of the Janus digits (like V0tgil).

Dozenal (kulupu nanpa Tosena)[o ante | edit source]

The typical names are "dek" and "el", which can be half-backformated/half-Tokiponized to "teka" and "ele". For numbers larger than 11, the formation is the same as my other systems: the REVERSE order of the digits.

Hexadecimal[o ante | edit source]

Based on these proposed words: http://intuitor.com/hex/words.html

  • 0: silo
  • 1: wan
  • 2: tu
  • 3: tuli
  • 4: po
  • 5: piwe
  • 6: siku
  • 7: sewe
  • 8: watu
  • 9: nine
  • A: teka
  • B: ele
  • C: tosen (from English "dozen")
  • D: tulase (from Intuitor's "draze")
  • E: etuwin (from Intuitor's "eptwin")
  • F: pin (from Intuitor's "fim")

If you've read the rest of my section on "nimi nanpa", you should know how to form higher numbers.

My thoughts on classifying "soweli"s and "akesi"s[o ante | edit source]

Use the Latin name of the animal, and Tokiponize it as you would a country name. For example: "soweli Peli Katu" = "Felis catus" = cat. Also, get rid of "akesi" and integrate it into "soweli". It's a personal opinion whether or not certain animals (such as pigs) are ugly or cute, and Toki Pona is supposed to have a minimal vocabulary, so having 2 words for "animal" ruins the point.

Miscellaneous[o ante | edit source]

  • ikeke: all-purpose swear word (from Ygyde "ykeke" which has a similar purpose)
    • "jan ikeke" = idiot; "X ikeke" = "f**king X"...
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.