Tike Pinu Guide
This is a version of Viesa for Toki Pona.
The Vowel Shift
The main rule in Tike Pinu is that the vowels are shifted one step back. This means:
- "a" becomes "u".
- "e" becomes "a".
- "i" becomes "e".
- "o" becomes "i".
- "u" becomes "o".
- moku -> miko
- suno -> soni
"w" becomes "v". (waso -> vusi)
The "Weird Sounds"
Viesa has a couple of "weird sounds" that are written with capital letters. These sounds and their usage are listed below:
- P: bilabial click, past tense suffix
- T: dental click, replaces "t"
- S: alveolar click, plural suffix
- C: palatal click, future tense suffix
- K: clap, genetive suffix
- G: facepalm, negative suffix
Note that sounds made with the hands always come after sounds made with the mouth. (I will not sleep = me lapeCG, not "me lapeGC")
- My dog is good. = sivale meK le pinu.
- I went to many houses. = me TuvuP TimiS mota
- We will not see the fruit. = meS lokenCG a kele.