Dictionary of luka pona

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This is a dictionary for the luka pona sign language.

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Word SignWriting Handshape Orientation, placement, movement, details
English Toki Pona
akesi tu (V) fingers pointing sideways (palisa luka li lon weka)
on mouth (lon uta)
ala supa (FlatB) shoulder (lon nena (pi poka sijelo))
alasa wan (1) away from self (tawa weka)
ale/ali telo (5) vertical circle (sike sewi)
anpa tawa (L) pointing down (palisa luka li lon anpa)
nena (BentB) downward movement (tawa anpa)
ante kiwen (OpenA) flip up (o ante e sinpin luka lon sewi)
wan (1)
anu tawa (L) flip up (o ante e sinpin tawa sewi)
awen nena (BentB) towards self (tawa jan)
shoulder (nena (lon poka sijelo))
en/kin/kan tawa (L) flip down (o ante e sinpin tawa anpa)
esun nena (BentB) vertical circle (sike supa)
palm up (sinpin luka li lon sewi)
ijo wan (1) other hand (lon luka (ante))
ike kiwen (OpenA) palm away from self (sinpin luka li lon jan)
ilo tawa (L) other hand (lon luka (ante))
insa tawa (L) chest/stomach (lon sijelo)
isipin/lukin wan (1) eyes (lon oko)
jaki kiwen (OpenA) eyes (lon oko)
palm away from self (sinpin luka li lon jan)
jan wan (1) downward movement (tawa anpa)
fingers up (palisa luka li lon sewi)
tawa (L) downward movement (tawa anpa)
palm down (sinpin luka li lon anpa)
jelo lili (9) beside head (lon lawa (poka))
jo nena (BentB) palm up (sinpin luka li lon sewi)
kala supa (FlatB) shake (tawa mute)
kalama telo (5) on mouth (lon uta)
palm down (sinpin luka li lon anpa)
beside head (lon poka lawa)
palm down (sinpin luka li lon anpa)
kama/tawa tawa (L) movement away (tawa weka)
sideways (tawa poka)
towards self (tawa jan)
kasi
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ken kiwen (OpenA) downward (tawa anpa)
kepeken kiwen (OpenA) vertical circle (sike sewi)
kijetesantakalu tu (V) eyes (lon oko)
palm away from self (sinpin luka li lon weka)
kili kiwen (OpenA) mouth (lon uta)
kipisi tu (V) flick down (tawa lili anpa)
kiwen kiwen (OpenA) palm down (sinpin luka li lon anpa)
ko nena (BentB) vertical circle (sike sewi)
kon telo (5) wiggle/fan (tawa mute)
ku
kule lili (9) vertical circle (sike sewi)
kulupu wan (1) horizontal circle (sike supa)
telo (5) horizontal circle (sike supa)
pointing up (palisa luka li lon sewi)
kute wan (1) head (lon lawa (poka))
la tawa (L) flick up (tawa lili sewi)
lape supa (FlatB) head (lon lawa (poka))
laso lili (9) hand (other) (lon luka (ante))
lawa kiwen (OpenA) head (lon lawa (poka))
len nena (BentB) chest/stomach (lon sijelo)
lete telo (5) hand (other) (lon luka (ante))
lili supa (FlatB) downwards motion (tawa anpa)
tu (V) downwards motion (tawa anpa)
lili (9) sinpin luka li lon weka (sinpin luka li lon weka)
linja lili (9) sideways (tawa poka)
lipu supa (FlatB) on other hand (lon luka ante)
loje lili (9) mouth (lon uta)
lon wan (1) flick down (tawa lili anpa)
tawa (L)
luka telo (5) palm away from self (sinpin luka tawa weka)
lukin/oko tu (V)
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vertical circle (sike sewi)
eyes (lon oko)
pointing away from self (palisa luka li lon weka)
fingers away from self (palisa luka tawa weka)
pointing away from self (palisa luka li lon weka)
pointing away from self (palisa luka li lon jan)
lupa sike (O) palm down (sinpin luka li lon anpa)
ma supa (FlatB) horizontal circle (sike supa)
palm down (sinpin luka li lon anpa)
mama tu (V) chest/stomach (lon sijelo)
palm up (sinpin luka li lon sewi)
mani wan (1) eyes (lon oko)
pointing up (palisa luka li lon sewi)
meli tawa (L) mouth (lon uta)
mi wan (1) pointing towards self (palisa luka li lon jan)
mije tawa (L) eyes (lon oko)
moku sike (O) mouth (lon uta)
moli supa (FlatB) mouth (lon uta)
sideways motion (tawa poka)
monsi supa (FlatB) palm towards self (sinpin luka li lon jan)
monsuta telo (5) towards self (tawa jan)
mu nena (BentB) mouth (lon uta)
telo (5) beside head (lon poka lawa)
palm down (sinpin luka li lon anpa)
mun sike (O) head (beside) (lon lawa (poka))
musi telo (5) palm to the side (sinpin luka li lon poka)
upward motion (tawa sewi)
mute telo (5) sideways (tawa poka)
namako/sin supa (FlatB)
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hand (other) (lon luka (ante))
upward motion (tawa sewi)
fingers pointing upward (palisa luka li lon sewi)
nanpa telo (5) eyes (lon oko)
nasa wan (1) vertical circle (sike sewi)
nasin supa (FlatB) away from self (tawa weka)
nena nena (BentB) palm down (sinpin li lon anpa)
ni wan (1) palm down (palisa luka li lon anpa)
nimi supa (FlatB) eyes (lon oko)
noka tu (V) palm down (palisa luka li lon anpa)
o supa (FlatB) flick down (tawa lili tawa anpa)
olin telo (5) chest/stomach (lon sijelo)
ona wan (1) palm sideways (palisa luka li lon poka)
open supa (FlatB) flip up (ante sinpin tawa sewi)
pakala telo (5) sinpin li ante tawa sewi (sinpin li ante tawa sewi)
pali kiwen (OpenA)
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other hand (lon luka ante)
fan/wiggle/shake (tawa mute)
palisa sike (O) movement sideways (tawa poka)
pan telo (5) mouth (lon uta)
pana/lanpan nena (BentB) away from self (tawa weka)
sinpin luka li lon sewi (sinpin luka li lon sewi)
towards self (tawa jan)
sinpin luka li lon sewi (sinpin luka li lon sewi)
sideways (tawa poka)
sinpin luka li lon sewi (sinpin luka li lon sewi)
pi lili (9) flick up (tawa lili tawa sewi)
pilin lili (9) chest/stomach (lon sijelo)
pimeja lili (9) shoulder (lon nena (lon poka sijelo))
pini supa (FlatB) flip down (ante sinpin tawa anpa)
pipi lili (9) wiggle/shake (tawa mute)
poka tawa (L) fingers point sideways (palisa luka li lon poka)
poki sike (O) fingers point sideways (sinpin luka li lon poka)
pona kiwen (OpenA) palm towards self (sinpin luka li lon jan)
pu
sama kiwen (OpenA) flip down (o ante e sinpin luka tawa anpa)
wan (1)
seli telo (5) shoulder (lon nena (pi poka sijelo))
selo sike (O) other hand (lon luka (ante))
seme supa (FlatB) sinpin luka li lon sewi (sinpin luka li lon sewi)
wan (1) shake/wiggle/fan (tawa mute)
sewi tawa (L) pointing up (palisa luka li lon sewi)
nena (BentB) movement up (tawa sewi)
sijelo supa (FlatB) chest/stomach (lon sijelo)
downward (tawa anpa)
sike sike (O) vertical circle (sike sewi)
sin supa (FlatB)
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other hand (lon luka (ante))
movement up (tawa sewi)
sina wan (1) palm away from self (palisa luka li lon weka)
sinpin supa (FlatB) palm down (sinpin luka li lon anpa)
sitelen lili (9) horizontal circle (sike supa)
sona nena (BentB) head (beside) (lon lawa (poka))
sona/isipin wan (1)
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head (beside) (lon lawa (poka))
pointing up (palisa luka li lon sewi)
soweli tu (V) pointing up (palisa luka li lon sewi)
downward (tawa anpa)
suli supa (FlatB) movement downward (tawa anpa)
tu (V)
suno telo (5) head (beside) (lon lawa (poka))
supa supa (FlatB) movement sideways (tawa poka)
palm downward (sinpin luka li lon anpa)
suwi tu (V) mouth (lon uta)
tan telo (5) flip down (ante sinpin tawa anpa)
taso wan (1) flick up (tawa lili sewi)
telo telo (5) movement away (tawa weka)
tenpo tu (V) other hand (lon luka (ante))
toki supa (FlatB) vertical circle (sike sewi)
tomo nena (BentB) sideways (tawa poka)
tonsi tawa (L) beside head (lon lawa (poka))
tu tu (V) palm towards self (sinpin luka li lon jan)
unpa tu (V) luka li tawa sewi tawa anpa lon tenpo tu

ona li sama nimi U-N-U-N

uta wan (1) mouth (lon uta)
utala kiwen (OpenA) movement away (tawa weka)
towards self (tawa jan)
sideways (tawa poka)
walo lili (9) eyes (lon oko)
wan wan (1) palm towards self (sinpin luka li lon jan)
waso telo (5) flick down (tawa lili anpa)
wawa kiwen (OpenA) chest/stomach (lon sijelo)
weka supa (FlatB) flick up (tawa lili sewi)
wile sike (O) chest/stomach (lon sijelo)
telo (5) towards self (tawa jan)
palm up (sinpin luka li lon sewi)