sitelen Lasina is a common tokiponized name for the Latin alphabet. According to the 2022 Toki Pona census, it is by far the most commonly used writing system for Toki Pona, preferred by about 3 times as many people as the bespoke sitelen pona.
Letters[edit | edit source]
Vowels can also be pronounced as in the IPA, but according to pu are ideally more centered, with /a/ being centralized and /e o/ being lowered to mid.
Capitalization[edit | edit source]
Capital letters are not used in any common words,[note 1] not even at the beginning of a sentence—only in names. Thus, most text is completely lowercase. Because names are proper adjectives that conventionally follow a common headnoun, sentences almost always start with lowercase letters (unless the first word is a nonstandard name).
Suli sitelen ni li ike.
uli sitelen ni li pona.
Autocorrect may add unwanted capitalization that is nonstandard in sitelen Lasina. See Autocorrect § Dealing with automatic capitalization.
See also[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Aside from a few joke words.
References[edit | edit source]
|Development and usage||jan Sonja · Toki Pona: The Language of Good (2014) · Tokiponidos · Software (Tools · Fonts) · suno pi toki pona · Toki Pona census · Toki Pona Dictionary (2021) · UCSUR · ijo Linku · ISO 639-3|
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|Philosophy||Minimalism · Context · Circumlocution · Expression · Lexicalization · Multiple sentences · Comparisons|
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