From sona pona

    Transitivity is a feature of certain verbs. All transitive verbs in toki pona can take a direct object governed by the particle e.

    How transitives work[edit | edit source]

    transitives in toki pona are, generally, along these three lines:

    - to cause to be X:

    mi pona e ni - i cause ni to be pona

    - to make into X:

    mi jan e ilo - i cause the ilo to be a jan

    - to apply X to something:

    mi luka e ni - i apply (my) luka to this