toki pona enhanced

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toki pona enhanced is a dialect of toki pona that employs advances in the science of Lojban applied to toki pona syntax.

Basic sentence structure

Main toki pona words are verbs like

"soweli" = to be an animal
"moku" = to eat

soweli li moku
A mouse eats.

The verb before the particle "li" becomes a noun. The verb after "li" remains a verb.

toki pona enhanced also have words that act only as nouns. Those are pronouns:

"mi" = I
"sina" = you
"ona" = he, she, they, it
"ni" = this

Thus they don't require "li" to separate them from the forthcoming verb:

mi moku
I eat.

Topic and comment

A more common sentence have two parts: topc and comment separated with the particle "la":

soweli li moku la ona kepeken e ijo
When a mouse eats it uses a fork. (literally)
A mouse eats using a fork (actual meaning)

"kepeken" = to use

"la" is used to express prepositions. In this case the preposition "with" is rephrased in toki pona advanced with the verb.

"la" can also be used to express conditions like "if" and "when". This sentence can also be translated as "If a mouse eats it uses a fork."