nanpa - (ordinal number particle); numbers
lupa - door, hole, orifice, window
linja - long and flexible thing; cord, hair, rope, thread, yarn
akesi - reptile, amphibian
toki pona has five words to describe amounts:
ala, wan, tu, mute, ale,
meaning nothing, one, two, many, everything.
other number systems exist, but this one will usually be all you need.
often specific numbers end up obscuring what a quantity really means, because large numbers are a lot harder to conceptualize than a description of what this quantity really means.
you can use the particle nanpa before a number to express an ordinal number.
soweli nanpa tu
~ the second animal
if you wanna go to the bathroom, go to the second door
two bats are going to a restaurant
i'm learning a lot of toki pona words
when i'm done with my work, i can have fun
akesi li suwi a
ike a · ilo nanpa mi li pakala
a · ilo mi li pakala
jan ike tu li lon poka pi tomo sina
ni li mu sina nanpa wan
psst, hey, you. yeah, you!
you feel unsatisfied with this number system? i can tell you about more number systems. just come with me