lesson 10 - a!


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󱤤 lawa - head, mind; to control, direct, guide, lead, own, plan, regulate, rule

󱤟 kulupu - community, company, group, nation, society, tribe

󱤾 nasa - unusual, strange; silly; drunk, intoxicated

~ particle

󱤀 a - (emphasis, emotion, or confirmation)


~ a!

a is an emotion particle! you can put it after a word or a sentence to intensify or emphasize what came before it.

put on its own it means something like ah, oh!, or some other emotion sound, and several as in a row often means laughter.

~ examples

a a a

~ hahaha

a sina sona pona

~ ah, you know well

sina wawa a

~ you're so strong!


~ translate from toki pona to english

lawa mi li seli

my head is warm

kulupu lawa pi ma Mewika li ike

the government of the US is bad

a a a toki sina li musi mute

hahaha your jokes are funny

ale li kama nasa lon tenpo

everything gets strange sometimes

~ translate from english to toki pona

huh, i didn't know that

a mi sona ala e ni

this community is really nice!

kulupu ni li pona mute a

you're so cool

sina pona a

ah, this group is full of wise people

a ijo mute pi sona mute li lon kulupu ni


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