isipin epiku

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isipin epiku is a humorous style of Toki Pona in which no pu words may be used. The term was coined in 2022 by jan Kita.[1] The name comes from a replacement of the words in "toki pona" with their closest non-pu equivalents, isipin (here "thought") and epiku ("epic").

Usage[edit | edit source]

Some words can be easily replaced with direct synonyms, e.g. ona with its predecessor iki or tenpo with the abbreviation ten. Particles are harder to replace, which makes constructing sentences difficult. li can be swapped out for the toki ma word le[2], the question particle su[3], the relative clause marker ki, or obviated with the kisiwi pronoun system. la can be replaced cleanly with alu, as can prepositions and e in some cases.[4]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. jan Kita [@.hecko]. (30 September 2022). [Message posted in the #toki-pi-sona-kulupu thread in the #sona-kulupu channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 16 January 2024. "toki pona? i only speak isipin epiku".
  2. jan Kita [@.hecko]. (17 October 2022). [Message posted in the #sona-musi channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 16 January 2024. "anyway i think toki ma either has or used to have le for (im)perfect sentences [// so we can yoink that]".
  3. jan Kita [@.hecko]. (27 December 2022). [Message posted in the #toki-pona-kin channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 16 January 2024. ",,realization // toki li ponaisipin su epiku · je".
  4. nimi "lon ala weka nimi" [@notwithouttext]. (22 December 2022). [Message posted in the #o toki e sina thread in the #toki-suli channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 16 January 2024.

    en: hi i'm not without text, or "nwt" for short. i make youtube videos and baba is you levels. i made SINtelen pona which is a better version of sitelen pona. i used nasa grammar once but lipamanka hated it and made an essay on why it was wrong

    tok: toki mi nimi "lon ala weka nimi". nimi lili mi li "lawn". mi pali e sitelen tawa Jutu e musi pi musi baba is you. sitelen pona la SINtelen pona pi tan mi li pona. mi kepeken nasin nimi nasa lon tenpo pini, taso ona li ike tawa lipamanka, kin ona li sitelen e lipu pi ike pi nasin mi

    :isipin::epiku: jasima omekapo, ki nimisin "jasima enko nimisin". ki enko alu linluwi Jutu alu epiku ki epiku baba is you. ki likujo "SINtelen pona", ki epiku alu "sitelen pona". ki kepen wawajete isipin, kin ki yupekosi alu lipamanka alu wawajete, kin ki enko isipin lipamanka linluwi alu wawajete