Styles of speech

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Toki Pona has many styles of speech that are common to particular speakers, communities, or eras.

List of notable styles[edit | edit source]

Community-specific styles[edit | edit source]

Phonology[edit | edit source]

Word avoidance[edit | edit source]

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According to jan Kekan San:

  • jon't and palin't mainly refer to semantic shifts, with the actual word-avoidance styles being obscure
    (jo is at 99% reported usage, pali is at 100%)
  • Could also cover niche or otherwise unused styles as teaching tools ("e.g. no pi, no modifiers, no preverbs, no second li, no colors but kule, no names") or for fun ("only third person, minimize the word list as much as possible, no e, no la")


  • What are en't and lon't
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Historical styles[edit | edit source]

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See also[edit | edit source]

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