Toki Pona: The Language of Good, known in Toki Pona as lipu pu or (less formally) pu, is the foundational resource of modern Toki Pona. It was written by Sonja Lang to describe her way of speaking the language and finalize her work on Toki Pona. It was originally published in English in 2014. All language editions are available for purchase at tokipona.org.
Contents[edit | edit source]
Toki Pona: The Language of Good presents Toki Pona's philosophy and is mostly dedicated to lessons and exercises, with texts and dictionaries afterward. Its main dictionary section is released to the public domain.
pu[edit | edit source]
|Usage||2023: Core (96% ↗ )|
2022: Core (94%)
|Book and era||nimi pu|
|Part of speech||Content word|
The word pu is defined as "interacting with the official Toki Pona book". This generally refers to words and ways of speaking that are featured in Toki Pona: The Language of Good. See also ku, Reserved words.
sitelen pona[edit | edit source]
The sitelen pona glyph for pu, pu, is a simplified drawing of the book's cover.
Editions[edit | edit source]
The English edition of Toki Pona: The Language of Good has been released as a paperback and as a Kindle e-book.
pu has also been translated to several other languages.
||English||Toki Pona: The Language of Good||No||0978292308|
||French||français||Toki Pona: la langue du bien||No||0978292359|
||German||Deutsch||Toki Pona: Die Sprache des Guten||Yes||B09MJ8JPV6|
||Esperanto||Tokipono: La lingvo de bono||Yes||9464376090|
See also[edit | edit source]
|Development and usage||jan Sonja · Toki Pona: The Language of Good (2014) · Tokiponidos · Software (Tools · Fonts) · suno pi toki pona · Toki Pona census · Toki Pona Dictionary (2021) · UCSUR · ijo Linku · ISO 639-3|
|Conventions||Phonology (Phonotactics) · Words (Tokiponization) · Grammar (Word order) · Writing systems (sitelen Lasina · sitelen pona · sitelen sitelen) · luka pona (sign language) · Number systems · Calendar systems · Styles (pu · pu-rism · ku · Nonstandard)|
|Philosophy||Minimalism · Context · Circumlocution · Expression · Lexicalization · Multiple sentences|
|Resources||Frequently asked questions · Courses · Dictionaries · Cheat sheets · Visual aids · Communities · Websites · Media|