This lesson is a work in progress!
nimi ku suli
Some of these words were given in lessons, and others were not. I’ve sorted them by adoption, and provide them due to the importance and influence of Toki Pona Dictionary.
Everything here is important to know! The three bold words were not in the lessons.
|to interact with Toki Pona: The Language of Good|
|to interact with Toki Pona Dictionary|
|raccoon, procyonid, musteloid, skrunkly mammal||joke word, but beloved|
|(indicate something is additional, extra)||in pu, former synonym of a|
|split, cut, divide||similar to tu: split, divide|
|square, cube||my personal favorite nimi ku suli|
|fear, scary||see monsutatesu|
|spicy, extra, ornamental||in pu, former synonym of sin|
|mushroom, fungus||similar to kasi: fungus, kili: mushroom|
These words are around, but less important to know. They are either falling out of use or poorly adopted. They were not in any lesson.
|take, steal||similar to jo: have, take|
|average, central, ordinary|
|umm, hmm, uh||arguably not a word due phonetics|
|eye, to look||in pu, former synonym of lukin|
It is not necessary to know these words. They were not in any lesson.
|reflect, mirror, opposite||contentious for inconsistent use|
|“pona mute a!”||joke word|
|to speak a different language in a Toki Pona only environment||joke word|
Toki Pona is a living language, and has changed over time. To better reflect Toki Pona’s use in the community, a few of the definitions and uses I’ve given are not the same as in Toki Pona: The Language of Good, and are not what other lessons from before and after the book do either.
I do not recommend using these definitions in practice, but I’ve listed them here because they do still exist and you may encounter them. These definitions are in addition to those I’ve taught.
The previous use gives only the definition which is no longer used.
|“have” in any sense in English; having good times|
|“do” in any sense in English; “sina pali e seme” meant “what are you doing?”|
|could be a verb with “kepeken e” and mean the same|
|synonym of sin|
|synonym of a|