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Latest comment: 7 months ago by SnpoSuwan in topic Uses

To-do[edit | edit source]

to do: something about reading direction, and differentiating it from other, similar writing systems, such as sitelen pona pona - and maybe a small timeline starting with 2009 when it began, with markers for pu, ku, fonts, extensions, UCSUR Jan Ke Tami (talk) 20:00, 20 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I suggest as well adding a section for the glyph radicals. SnpoSuwan (talk) 09:35, 19 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

akesi alts[edit | edit source]

In the article, there was a mention about how the 4-legged version was cuter according to Sonja, but it was noted on the 2-legged version and finding the source of the message didn't clear it up as well. please do clarify before readding it. SnpoSuwan (talk) 10:46, 21 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is it possible you misunderstood? The "4-legged" and "2-legged" versions are one and the same. The one that isn't the same is the "3-legged" and "6-legged" version. The count differs depending on if you count the horizontal lines, or if you count how many feet those lines correspond to. Jan Ke Tami (talk) 23:55, 21 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
oh... can someone maybe change it to 3 strokes vs. 2 strokes for dummies like me? SnpoSuwan (talk) 08:23, 22 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Combined glyphs[edit | edit source]

for the combined glyphs, there are three major ways of doing it? stacked, scalar and the secret third option: merging (as I like to call it, I don't know how to), like in the logo for lipu tenpo and the glyph "wawa tenpo" on ma pona. one takes a small part of the second glyph and inserts it in the first one.

if someone add more information to this section, it would be lovely. SnpoSuwan (talk) 22:56, 31 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Merging is more a matter of creating a new glyph outright imo, or calligraphy. It'd be like someone writing a poem with a bunch of portmanteaus including "wasona" and "tomonsi".
On a technical basis, UCSUR distinguishes between combining glyphs with the scalar and stacking joiner, and then also with ZWJ, but thats not what you're taking about here. Jan Ke Tami (talk) 01:13, 1 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
it's still a way that people use to combine glyphs. SnpoSuwan (talk) 11:11, 1 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Uses[edit | edit source]

apart from the use as a writing system, sitelen pona is often used in art (like kijetesantakalu on top soweli) or as visual aids, such as in maps, they might use "telo" for the water, or in a comic little glyphs may indicate a persons thoughts or what they are doing or more. SnpoSuwan (talk) 18:17, 17 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]