jan Ne lipu pi jan Nelipu pi jan [_nena_esun]

sitelen pona

by Sonja Lang, the creator of toki pona
sitelen pona dictionary

Combined Glyphs

A single adjective can be written inside or above the word it modifies.

modifiers go inside or above

Proper Names

Proper names are written inside a cartouche. Inside this oval shape, each glyph only represents the first letter of its word.

When writing these proper names, you may creatively choose whichever glyphs you feel are appropriate. For example, to write the letter w in your name, you might use waso if you like birds, or wawa if you value strength.

This sentence shows one way to write Canada:

ma Kanata li suli

ma Kanata li suli

Canada is large.