It is not the first time I see toki pona language and some variants of its writting system.

I was wondering how this could be in comparison with Blissymbols for people with special needs in education in cases such as intelectual disability or similar. Blissymbols is already suggested, implemented and used in this environment to help these kind of students to advance in the subjects as well as expected in other students at a certain minimum or normally at all.

Mmm, I am not too familiarized with Blissymbols but I think it may work, the problem is you would need to teach them Toki Pona while, I assume, Blissymbols work on top of English (in this case). So I guess that may be an extra step which could be harder.

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Well, Blissymbols is own independent lang.

The “words” are just for people to understand. The difference is that Blissymbols is only for writing/reading and not speaking/listening.

Each symbol in Blissymbols has an association with a concept or a real object like in Chinese but it’s more conceptual.

The issue is that I am not familiarized how toki pona works at all.

But do you have a syntaxis with those or how to do you create a sentence? Then I guess it will not be so different from Toki Pona. It works similar to Chinese, you use certain particles to indicate the parts of a sentence, then word creation is a bit free.

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Example of sentence

This is from the fundamental rules.

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Yes, it is quite simple to be exact or simple at all.

There is a little guide in english in their webpage I will share in a moment.

Toki Pona is a philosophical artistic constructed language known for its small vocabulary. It was created by Canadian linguist and translator Sonja Lang for the purpose of simplifying thoughts and communication. It was first published online in 2001 as a draft, and later in complete form in the book Toki Pona: The Language of Good in 2014. A small community of speakers developed in the early 2000s. While activity mostly takes place online in chat rooms, on social media, and in other groups, there were a few organized in-person meetings during the 2000s and 2010s.

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