- 1 My non-pu words
- 1.1 Technology and fiction
- 1.2 nimi nanpa
- 1.3 My thoughts on classifying "soweli"s and "akesi"s
- 1.4 Miscellaneous
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) 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), 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, 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")
- 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...
- 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.
- 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|
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"...