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A monologue to learn Toki Pona in Hieroglyphs

Updated: Jan 31

Do you know the Toki Pona Heiroglyphs?

I created a short story in Toki Pona that uses every word and most grammatical structures of the language to aid in the teaching and the learning of this wonderfully simple language.


Below is the hieroglyph version of the monologue, designed to help you associate the words with the hieroglyphs.



A monologue to learn Toki Pona in Hieroglyphs

1. toki! ni li jan Miseli.



*2. ona li lawa pi kulupu wawa.

*Correction: ona li jan lawa (I will make these changes in the glyphs soon.)



3. ona li jo e meli e jan lili tu.



4. nimi meli li jan Ana.



5. tenpo suno la jan Miseli en jan lili mije li alasa e kala e kasi.




6. lon tomo la jan lili pi nanpa tu en mama li pali e pan e len.




7. tenpo pimeja la ona li sike lon seli, li kalama musi, li pali e sitelen lon ma, li lukin e mun.




8. jan lili li toki e ni: mama o, akesi laso li lon luka mi. ni li pona tawa mi!




9. jan lili ante li toki e ni: ike! mama o, pipi jaki li lon monsi mi. ni li ike tawa mi. o moli e ona!




10. jan Miseli li pakala e palisa la ona li kute e kalama pi jan lili.




11. ona li pana e pipi lon poki. ona li pana e poki tawa jan lili.



12. ona li toki e ni: ken la, sina ken moli e pipi.



13. jan lili li open e poki li moli e pipi kepeken kiwen.



14. jan Miseli li toki e ni: pona! tenpo ni la o lape.




15. jan lili li toki e ni: mi wile ala lape.



16. jan Miseli li toki e ni: sina utala ala utala e mi?




17. kon li lete e sijelo pi jan lili.



18. jan lili li toki e ni: utala ala. mi lape. mi sona e nasin. kin.




19. seli li pini la, jan Miseli en jan Ana li moku e kili loje e telo.




20. ona li toki e ni: mi olin e sina.



21. **ona li unpa.



*22. tenpo kama la, jan Ana li tawa lon esun.

*Correction: tenpo suno kama la (I will make these changes in the glyphs soon.)



23. ona li wile e ilo tan ni: ona li wan e noka supa kepeken ilo.



24. mama li weka la ona li esun e ijo e soweli jelo loje kepeken mani.



25. jan lili li lukin e soweli la ona li pilin pona.



*26. soweli li suli li suwi li toki e mu.

*Correction: li mu musi (I will make these changes in the glyphs soon.)



*27. soweli li awen lon lupa poka.

*Correction: awen lon poka lupa (I will make these changes in the glyphs soon.)



28. ona li jo e waso walo lon uta.



29. jan Miseli li lukin e jan lili ona.



30. ona li toki e ni: pakala. sina wan anu sina tu li kama anpa e soweli nasa ni.




*31. ona li tawa lon tomo insa li lukin e lipu sin ona pi nasin sewi.

*Correction: ona li tawa lon insa tomo (I will make these changes in the glyphs soon.)



32. jan lili meli li kule e linja lawa ona. jan lili mije li pana e ko ma lon sinpin ona.




33. mama meli li toki e ni: sina jaki mute mute tan seme a?



34. ona li weka e ko ma lon nena ona.



*35. ona li toki e ni: sina en sama sina li wile pona e selo sina. taso, o pali ala e telo ali.

*Correction: sina en jan sama sina (I will make these changes in the glyphs soon.)




36. sina sona e ni la sina ken sona e toki pona li pu. pona!



Challenge

First, read the monologue with its translations (you can find explanations here), then read this, and if you're still feeling adventurous, check out the monologue translated to sign language!

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