Since toki pona needs a context to rely on, I think it could be nice to met people, in real life. The forum and the chatroom are nice, but it is a world of words, not a real world. Meet tokiponians in real life is a problem, because not many people speaks it, and people are all around the world. To sum up, everyone is alone
So i think about seond life, I made a new character and come to see if toki pona could work, and if the virtual world could bring a context.
I met a Spanish (?) man who is English teacher, IRL and in SL. He asked me what is the point of constructed languages when we already have plenty of natural languages
That was a really good question indeed. I said every conlang is made for somthing different, artlangs, auxlangs etc...
I went into a map where is setteled an Esperanto school. But it was not the time of the class, and it was empty. I met another guy. We talked mostly about Esperanto, but i noticed that he was not aware of Lojban and toki pona
Finaly I decided to try to speak to the toki pona group in SL
One person told me he forget about the language
( how can people forget toki pona?
A girl told me she has to learn it again. She gave me a tshirt with the tp smiley on it
When i was here most of people of this group were offline.
I found another girl who is an artist and we spoke only in toki pona. And she speaks it right
As far I can tell, yes, toki pona really works with a context to talk about about, with places to go and things to do!
There was no problem of understanding, and i think the language is well suited for this kind of virtual world.
All those people I talked with were very nice.
There is another group called "conlangers in virtuality" but i didn't talked to them yet. I only know toki pona
I don't really know what we can do with second life. Basically it solves the problem to find a place to meet, but if we are all around the globe it don't solve the problem of the time ( or some needs to not sleep
It is nice to see that TP can be used in a virtual world, with context. But I still enjoy simple chat like we had on #freenode the other night with jan Waso.
It is two different things, but i like both.
In SL i only used keyboard, not microphone, but it could be nice to try.
I don't what can you think of all this, but if you want to meet somewhere in a virtual world and use toki pona i'd like to join and talk with you