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Toki Pona tool

OK, so this project has been completely revamped from the original. In addition to cleaning up the dictionary, it now also includes lessons that will teach you how to speak Toki Pona.


  • 20 chapters that teach you everything you need to know to communicate in Toki Pona
  • Dictionary revised for clarity and useability
  • New UI and color palette. Looks nicer than ever


P#88550 2021-03-04 21:54 ( Edited 2021-03-24 13:30)


It works well!

A suggestion: maybe start each letter section with a header that has the letter on it? I think that would make it easier for someone who didn't read the instructions (-coughs embarrassedly-) to realize that the left and right arrows jump between letter sections as opposed to by page.

P#88552 2021-03-04 22:42

I'm glad to see it works well. I mostly made it as a learning tool for myself, but I thought I'd release it just for the heck of it. I was thinking of a lot of graphical stuff I could do to make it prettier, but I probably won't (tbh). I'll make the controls more obvious in the download page, though.

P#88558 2021-03-05 02:44

thank you this is how i discovered toki pona

P#88894 2021-03-12 21:15

Toki @BrightBlackHole! That's awesome! I thought it was a little weird that I discovered Toki Pona through Pico-8, but it's really neat to know that someone else discovered Toki Pona through Pico-8 as well. Good luck in learning it.

In the future, I might work on a pico-8 software that teaches Toki Pona. Would that be something you would in interested in?

P#88900 2021-03-12 21:57

that sounds good but idk if i will use it. depends on if it teaches grammar

P#89003 2021-03-15 15:59

also i like how you kept pakala kid-friendly

P#89004 2021-03-15 15:59

@BrightBlackHole Sorry, it doesn't teach grammar (yet). If you want to learn, I would recommend the youtube series "Learn Toki Pona in 12 days" and reading jan Sonja's book.

P#89050 2021-03-16 13:46

ilo ni li pona mute a!
It's awesome to see other toki pona people in such a random place! toki pona and PICO-8 go so well with each other, both focusing on simplicity and minimalism to encourage creativity. I'm happy someone made that connection!
P.S. jan Misali promised a remake of "12 days of sona pi toki pona" in 2021, so a better version is coming soon!

P#89106 2021-03-17 16:06

@olus2000 They did? I'll have to check it out. I'm on day 9 ATM, and then I'm going to go read the book. I think that I might take some time later to make a new version that's prettier and adds lessons (probably stolen from jan Sonja's book, but whatever). Talking about this has made me realize that there are videos and books on learning Toki Pona, but an education video game would really solidify it as a language (lol).

P#89107 2021-03-17 16:50 ( Edited 2021-03-17 16:50)

This project has been completely rewritten. Please check out this updated version.

P#89397 2021-03-23 17:39

Sonja Lang has come out with a new dictionary which brings the total number of words to 180 (120 official, ~15 almost official, and ~45 rarely used/ambiguously official words). Once I can get my hands on the book, I'll be sure to update this tool.

P#95067 2021-07-19 12:30

I'd never heard of Toki Pona before. Really interesting. Thanks for making this!

P#95079 2021-07-19 20:53

ok its been about 5 months and yay im fluent now and learned full sitelen pona
mi sona e ni: nimi ale pi toki pona
sina sona ala e nimi ale pi toki pona la, sina o ken pona!
good luck to anyone who doesnt know the full wordset!

P#95844 2021-08-10 18:52

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