From sona pona

    Some Toki Pona words have nonstandard abbreviations.

    kepeken[edit | edit source]

    kepeken is tied with sitelen as the longest nimi pu. It has accrued many abbreviations, such as kepen (listed in ijo Linku) and kpkn.

    The 3-letter[1] abbreviations kkn, kpk and kpn cannot be mistaken for any other nimi ku or word in Linku. kep only overlaps with okepuma, an obscure non-ku nimi sin.[2]

    Can we go further? While kk conflicts with several nimi ku, it is unique among nimi pu, though probably extremely unclear. Every other 2-letter abbreviation is more ambiguous.

    Notes[edit | edit source]

    1. That's over 50% off!
    2. As of July 2023. This can be confirmed with the regular expressions /k\w*k\w*n/, /k\w*p\w*[kn]/, and /k\w*e\w*p/.

    kijetesantakalu[edit | edit source]

    kijetesantakalu is often shortened to kijete or kije. Some speakers dislike this, as the original point of the word was to be overly long, while proponents of these abbreviations may like and use the word for unrelated reasons.

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