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Dean F.
(acrosome) - MLife

Locale: Back in the Front Range
UL Language? on 06/13/2011 22:13:46 MDT Print View

I found this during my wikipedia wanderings. I wasn't sure if it belonged in Chaff or in Philosophy, being as it is based on Taoist philosophy to some degree...

http://en.tokipona.org/wiki/What_is_Toki_Pona%3F

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toki_Pona

It seems to embrace our minimalist philosophy. The words for "simple" and "good" are the same- pona. 14 phonemes and the total word count varies depending on the source, but the highest I've seen is 123. Most words can be used as almost any part of speech depending upon where it is in the sentence, for example unpa is "sex", "sexy", or "to have sex."

Needless to say, the ability to compound nouns is important. German-speakers should be all over that.

I've always been a language geek so I thought it was interesting, and easier than even Esperanto. CERTAINLY easier than Lojban.

Edited by acrosome on 06/13/2011 22:59:24 MDT.