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    In linguistics, context is information about the situation that surrounds an utterance. It is what lets the same statement mean different things in different situations. Context matters a lot in Toki Pona because of the small vocabulary and resistance to lexicalization.

    Context can involve the physical environment and shared knowledge between speakers, especially previous parts of a conversation. Circumlocution is useful for building the latter kind of context, because you can refer back to past descriptions of concepts that have no dedicated words.

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