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Kokanu, formerly known as toki ma, is a tokiponido and an international auxiliary language notable for being compared against Toki Pona.[1] It has around 360 words[2], all from different languages around the world. It also has free word order, with the subject, verb and object all being marked by particles.

Phonology[edit | edit source]

Consonants[edit | edit source]

Kokanu has 11 consonant phonemes, two more phonemes than Toki Pona, with the addition of /tʃ/ and /h/.[3]

Consonant phonemes of Kokanu
Bilabial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Nasal m n
Plosive p t tʃ ⟨c⟩ k
Fricative s h
Approximant l j w

Vowels[edit | edit source]

Kokanu has five vowel phonemes, similarly to Toki Pona.[3]

Vowel phonemes of Kokanu
Front Back
Close i u
Mid e o
Open a

Example texts[edit | edit source]

Kokanu[4] Toki Pona Literal translation English
mi le makan in kuwosi un mi le lo sun jan ne. mi moku e kili. mi tawa tan ma ni. I [verb marker] eat [direct object marker] fruits and I [verb marker] move from place this. I eat fruits and I leave.
te makan in kuwosi, le tope. kili li pona tawa jan. [relative clause verb marker] eat [direct object marker] fruit [verb marker] good. Eating fruit is good.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. jan Sonja, jan Lakuse, et al. (8 April 2024). "Toki Pona: From Personal Art Project to Small World Language". University of Colorado Boulder. tokipona.org (transcript). p. 12.
  2. https://kokanu.com/en/
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Introduction - Pronunciation". kokanu.com. Retrieved 24 November 2023.
  4. https://kokanu.com/en/docs/grammar/barebones-grammar-essentials?showall=1

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