Want to support the development of nasin sona musi? Please consider buying You Can Kana, the japanese version of this game, which is OUT NOW!

There's also a playable demo!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1031900/You_Can_Kana/

o kepeken e ilo Google Chrome / please play in Chrome


Toki Pona is a constructed language created by Sonja Lang https://tokipona.org

This game can be used as a study aid for beginners in conjunction with 'Toki Pona: The Language of Good' which can be bought at the link above.

Toki Pona word audio provided by jan Lakuse.

Music and sound effects by SØL

nasin sona musi

sina lukin e pu la, musi ni li pona tawa sina. taso sina jan sin tawa toki pona la, ken la musi ni li pona kin.

sina kepeken musi ni la sina ken:

  • pona e sona sina
  • kama sona e kon ante pi nimi ale
  • lukin e sitelen e nimi lon tenpo lili
  • kama sona e sitelen pona

This game is intended for people who have read pu, or another introductory toki pona course. However if you are new to toki pona it's possible this game can be useful as well!

If you play this game you can:

  • improve your knowledge
  • come to know different meanings of all words (with word interpretations drawn from Sonja Lang's toki pona questionnaires)
  • read words and characters quickly
  • learn Sitelen Pona

Game Modes

  • toki pona: read English interpretations and type the toki pona word they correspond to against the clock
  • lipu nimi: explore toki pona at your leisure.
    • Explore the interactive map of sitelen pona to jump between related concepts
    • View explanations of every word written solely in toki pona
    • Type a word to jump straight to it
    • View brief definitions of each word by hovering over them with the mouse
  • sitelen pona: learn the sitelen pona characters, one set of characters at a time, and speed up your reading comprehension in Challenge Mode.

o musi pona

If you have any feedback or bug reports you can contact me here, on on the ma pona discord (@jan Mulan)

StatusReleased
PlatformsHTML5
Rating
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(25 total ratings)
AuthorJamesMoulang
GenreEducational, Puzzle
Tags2D, Arcade, conlang, linguistics, Minimalist, toki-pona, Typing
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilityInteractive tutorial

Development log

Comments

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Is it possible to buy or download this game on Steam? I’d like very much to play it on my Steam Deck so it’s portable

the game has now reset the score for the third time and i have to start all over again. so i will never learn all the sitelen pona

Oof

Wonderful game, but a little hard to play for me as non native english speaker. I would like to translate it to german.

great work with this game! really helped me memorize sitelen pona

Can we download this game somewhere?

i was havin trouble with getting past the loading screen and came back 2 months later now its all good btw how to get my progress back

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how to save btw, it keeps making me restart

found a bug. game said oko

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i cant get past the loading screen (im on chrome). also doesnt work if i swap devices

awesome game, it is really helping me!

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is anyone else having trouble starting the game? been trying to start it but its just stuck on the first loading screen. I'm on chrome :<

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Is it just my computer (win 10 chrome) or is it that when i open "luka" in the dictionary there is "insa" hiding behind it? I'm not really sure.

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Can i dowload this game (toki pona version)? My game aways lose progress, and i don't know why (my cookies are normal i guess) i just solved my problem, nice game (Edit 3: it would  be nice if you could skip more easier)

I like the aesthetics and the idea, but it seems that the hit boxes or something are off, I will often tap on the right sitelen pona, but it highlights a different one in red and says the name of that one.

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Hi! I am loving this game and thanks for all the efforts on it, I am learning a lot thanks to it. Unfortunately there is somethin that is getting on my nerves: I was doing all the learning and by mistake I pressed refresh, so I need to start all over again.

I know that you can press "}" to pass a level, but for each lesson you want to skip you need to open 1.Learning, 2. Review and complete 3. Test because you can not use the magic key there for some reason. 

Is there any other way to get to the exact lesson you want to? 

It would be great

Love this game/learning tool, it's very fun and I find myself playing the toki pona mode or the sitelen pona challenge all the time when I'm just chilling and want to practice my toki pona. Definitely interested in You can Kana too, I might be getting that shortly. Very pretty, fun, and relaxing, as well as educational

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Hey, there's a bug where the sitelen pona for "e" doesn't render during the stage two review up on the top row. It's really minor, but it's there; instead of showing the ">>" it just shows "e". 


This game is amazing! Do you plan on adding more words?

The ones from pu are there but not other ones such as kijetesantakalu. There is tonsi though. That's good.

Hello! This is awesome game, I like it!

I noticed that it is significantly harder to earn points in toki pona mode than in sitelen pona mode, and they share highscore count. I suggest you make different highscores for different modes.

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This is great!

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thanks for the game. really makes the learning process a ton of fun

after re-opening this website all my progress in sitelen pona is lost :(
I'm using Brave, a chromium browser, on Kubuntu (Linux, Debian)

is there any way to recover my progress?

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This is likely a cookies issue. Brave, being a privacy-focused browser, likely has cookies turned off for privacy reasons

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musi ni li pona a tawa mi! tenpo pini lili la mi kama sona e toki pona. tan musi ni la, mi sona pona e nimi ale pi toki pona. nasin "lipu nimi" lin pona kin tawa mi. ona pana mi e ni: mi ken sona e nimi kepeken toki pona. tan ni la, mi kama sona,

tenpo kama la, jan James Moulang li pana e nimi ku suli anu seme?

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I like this game! About two weeks ago I started getting into Toki Pona, and thanks in part to playing this for a few rounds every morning, I have learned all the words. The Lipu Nimi is great too, because I can read the bits in Toki Pona, practicing my comprehension. 

Do you have any plans to add the "nimi ku suli" from the Toki Pona dictionary? I see tonsi and monsuta are already there (which is good because I am indeed a monsuta tonsi) but I was wondering if the rest would make it in.

Thanks for the game!

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I love this! 

I've run into a bug though: after completing the first section in "sitelen pona". clicking on Start in the Review block makes it show an empty window with no buttons. I can see a javascript error in the console: "Uncaught ReferenceError: char is not defined" in main.js. Tried clearing all site data & cookies, same result.

I'd really like to complete all the sections, so it would be awesome if this could perhaps be patched. Thanks!

Edit: Bug has been fixed :)

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Fixed. Thanks for letting me know! You can skip the Learn phase with the } key to get back to where you were.

Great stuff, thanks so much!