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Sitelen (logographic script)Sitelen

Sitelen is a hieroglyphic script devised by Jonathan Gabel as an alternative way to write Toki Pona, a Pidgin-like language invented by Sonja Lang. Sitelen is based on the Mayan script and can be used either as a syllabary or as a logographic script.

The image on the top right of this page shows ways to write Sitelen and Toki Pona in the Sitelen using the syllabic script and the logographic script

Notable features

Sitelen syllabic script

The Sitelen syllabic script is made up of the following basic symbols:

Sitelen syllabic script - basic building blocks

The first symbol in the consonant row is used with vowels without an accompanying consonant.

These can be combined together to form all the syllables found in Toki Pona:

Sitelen syllabic script


Sitelen logographic script

Sitelen logographic script


Sample text (syllabic script)

Sample text in Toki Pona in the Sitelen syllabic script


jan ali li kama lon nasin ni: ona li ken tawa li ken pali. jan ali li kama lon sama. jan ali li jo e ken pi pilin suli. jan ali li ken pali e wile pona ona. jan ali li jo e ken pi sona pona e ken pi pali pona. jan ali li wile pali nasin ni: ona li jan pona pi ante.


All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

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