I've been playing with this and I'm fairly happy with a base three positional notation system. But it has to be backwards. toki pona is ostensibly a spoken language, since "internet computer forums" is probably more tedious to say than counting up the mutes in a million.
As a spoken language, it's hard to tell where the place columns are. Spoken English gets around that with place names - hundreds, thousands etc. But we don't have those names.
We can get around it by declaring that we are about to say a "nanpa mute" and then listing the wans, kulupu wans, kulupu kulupu wans etc, in that order, without naming them. We will always know here we are because we start with ones. Like this:
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wans KWs KKWs
3 ala wan
4 wan wan (remember, that would be "nanpa mute wan wan". It gets more parsimonious as it increases, don't worry)
5 tu wan
6 ala tu
7 wan tu
8 tu tu
9 ala ala wan
28 wan ala ala wan
So "nanpa mute wan ala tu wan" is one, plus no threes, plus two nines, plus one twenty seven
. You have to get used to it but that's immediately recognizable to me as 1+(2x9)+(3x9) which is 1+(5X9) or forty six.
Of course it would be much better with a base 5 system, but this has the advantage of not requiring more number words, not appropriating the words for many and several, and having an historic base in Arabic hand counting. You can quickly show any range of numbers with two fingers and your thumb on one hand.
I don't imagine anyone will pick this up, because most people don't want to learn math of any kind. I never do. But this is really easy and retains much of the toki pona simplistic philosophy, IMHO. You can say how many fish you caught without having to sit down for it. It even makes a better story telling device, because your audience (once they understand it) hears (with increasing drama) "I caught one, plus three, plus eighteen, plus twenty seven, plus 162!" ... That's 211 fish, nanpa mute wan wan tu wan tu kala.