o is a particle in toki pona used to form optative, vocative, and imperative phrases and sentences.
Uses of o
o can be followed by a verb, in which case the sentence is interpreted as a command. The subject of the sentence is ommited.
- o musi e ilo kalama!
- Play the instruments!
o can follow a noun to show that the speaker is addressing that person, place, or thing.
- toki, jan ale o!
- Hi, everybody!
- soweli mi o, sina moku e lipu mi tan seme?
- Doggo, why did you eat my homework?
o can be used instead of li to indicate the speaker's wish or desire. o can be used with mi and sina, in which case it comes immediately after the pronoun and before the predicate.
- mi o lape.
- I should sleep.
- pona o tawa sijelo sina.
- May health be in your body.
- I hope you get better!