Toki Pona

Toki Pona is a minimalist, constructed language created in 2001 by Sonja Lang of Toronto. It only has 120 root words, and uses 14 letters.

The name of the language means "good language" or "simple language" in Toki Pona. It is not a language for talking about big things, for example, there are no words for numbers except for "ala" (nothing), "wan" (one) and "tu" (two).

More complex concepts can be constructed by combining two or more base words together - for example, "monsuta waso pi pan linja" literally means "bird-like monster of line-like bread", which describes the flying spaghetti monster.