poki tona

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tona in sitelen pona
Toner cartridge
Toner cartridge
Pronunciation /ˈto.na/
Usage 2023: Not notable (1%)Caution: Most speakers don't understand this word.
Book and era No book
Part of speech Content word

poki tona is a spoonerism of toki pona, with poki meaning "container" and tona being a marginal joke word supposedly referring to toners.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word tona is derived from English toner to complete the spoonerism of toki pona (poki tona), with poki being a preexisting word.[1]

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for tona (tona) is derived from the glyph for kule (kule), representing pigment, with emitters added, perhaps specifically to evoke the glyph for toki (toki).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. akesi kon Nalasuni [@nalathnidragon]. (3 June 2020). [Message posted in the #toki-pona channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 17 January 2024.
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