lipu su

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su[a] is a series of Official Toki Pona illustrated story books written by jan Sonja, printed in the sitelen pona writing system.[1] The first book in the series, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Toki Pona edition), was published on 3 February 2024.[2][3]

Published books[edit | edit source]

Style of sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

Oz is typeset using the nasin nanpa font. It features variant glyphs, including a previously little-known numeric mute glyph (mute2).[4] Variants of mute and sewi are used to clarify semantic meaning,[1] which, while likely not unheard of before, was an uncommon style compared to speakers preferring a variant glyph in all cases.

Related words[edit | edit source]

su[edit | edit source]

su in sitelen pona
su in sitelen sitelen
Pronunciation /su/
Usage 2023: Not notable (0% ↘︎ )Caution: Most speakers don't understand this word.2022: Obscure (1%)
Book and era Reserved in ku
Part of speech Content word

The word su is defined as "interacting with the Official Toki Pona illustrated story book series, starting with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Toki Pona edition)". It was inspired by the words pu and ku, which relate to interacting with the previous books in the Official Toki Pona book series.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. There is no official English name for the series.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonja Lang. (6 January 2024). "Pre-Release Notes on the su Style of sitelen pona". Archived from the original on 17 January 2024. (Mirrored on 10 February 2024.)
  2. "Toki Pona (official site)". Retrieved 4 February 2024.
  3. jan Sonja [@sonjalang]. (4 February 2024). [Message posted in the #toki-pona channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 3 February 2024. "su is an illustrated story book series i am making. Oz is the first".
  4. Baum, L. Frank. (3 February 2024). The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Toki Pona edition). Translated by Sonja Lang. Illustrated by Evan Dahm. Tawhid Press. ISBN 978-0978292379. (Original work 1900.)

External links[edit | edit source]

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lipu su.