Interjections

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An interjection is a word or phrase used outside of a full sentence, generally as an exclamation or otherwise used to show emotion.

toki

toki!

Hello! (literally, "Speech!")

waso a

waso a![1]

Hey, a bird!

This subject or style relates to Toki Pona: The Language of Good.

In the "Phrase Book" section of Toki Pona: The Language of Good, many phatic expressions are presented in interjection form, such as lape pona (literally "good sleep") and pona tawa sina ("good toward you"). These are increasingly used with o to turn them from interjections to full sentences: o lape pona ("sleep well"), pona o tawa sina ("may good go toward you").

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  1. ilo Tani. (23 November 2023). "Toki Pona in 18 Minutes". ilo Tani [@iloTani]. YouTube. Retrieved 28 November 2023.
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