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
Type of writing system: syllabic/logographic
Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines, with glphs stacked togther is various ways to form words and phrases
Used to write: Toki Pona
Sitelen syllabic script
The Sitelen syllabic script is made up of the following basic symbols:
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
jan ali li kama lon ala nasin ni: ona li kan tawa li kan pali.
jan ali li kama lon sama. jan ali li jo e kan pi pilin suli.
jan ali li kan pali e wile pona ona. jan ali li jo e kan pi
sona pona e kan 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)