Toki Pona is a philosophical artistic constructed language known for its small vocabulary. It was created by Canadian linguist and translator Sonja Lang for the purpose of simplifying thoughts and communication. It was first published online in 2001 as a draft, and later in complete form in the book Toki Pona: The Language of Good in 2014. A small community of speakers developed in the early 2000s. While activity mostly takes place online in chat rooms, on social media, and in other groups, there were a few organized in-person meetings during the 2000s and 2010s.
I really enjoyed jan Misali’s old 12-part YouTube series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjOmpMyMxd8T9lZjF36c4mn4YgwZ4ToT6
They’re working on a new one to reflect changes and updates to the language over the years and currently have one episode out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EZihKCB9iw
Honestly, just pu, and later ku when it came out. No online courses. That’s also why I think I have quite the unique dialect (no MPPTP or lentan)
What’s the ku?
ku is the official Toki Pona Dictionary, a hundreds of pages long new book featuring a few new words but most importantly, thousands of descriptivist entries as to how to translate various more complex words to Toki Pona, all based on a representative poll, not on Sonja’s personal opinions.
It’s one of the best resources for fluent speakers. It came out in 2021.
Do you have a link to downloaded? It seems pretty nice, hehe.
It’s a book, you wouldn’t download a book.
I would, I would and have stole books. I guess it’s just too new and no one has pirate it yet.
I am not against piracy within a capitalist system, but in this specific case it’d be cool to support jan Sonja as it’s been a great community effort and she has never profitted personally off the community.
Sure, I’d like to support her and whatever but I can’t do shit against being poor in a third world country. :/
jan lentan’s toki pona course: https://rnd.neocities.org/tokipona/
I also made a public anki deck of all the phrases in those lessons.
I wouldn’t say I’m fluent tho, we’re really lacking in toki pona audio and conversational resources.
jan Lentan has moved their website to here: https://devurandom.xyz/
Where is your deck? I will check that web site, it looks nice.
Regarding audio I don’t have issues since Spanish is my native language and its sounds are practically identical to it, but I do feel like I need to practice sentence creation more. I had learned all the words in a deck which were all the official ones but I didn’t managed to get a good grasp and now I’ve forgotten them.
Thanks a lot!