From Toki Pona
No assumed number
In Toki Pona, nouns by themselves are not assumed to be singular or plural. Depending on the context, a word like kili could mean either kumquat or kumquats.
|mi jo e kili suli.|| I have a big turnip.|
I have big turnips.
The basic number words in Toki Pona are:
|ale||all, infinite, also any overwhelmingly large number|
Model: noun + number
Place the number word after the thing you're counting.
|sike tu||two balls|
|sike mute||seven balls|
|mi wan||I (but not we)|
|mi mute||we (but not I)|
Zero is the absence of something. Use ala, meaning no.
|palisa moku||sausage or sausages|
|palisa moku ala||no sausages, zero sausages|