"la" Punctuaton Statistics


Did a quick data scrape to see what the punctuaton tendencies are around ‘la’ in varous communites:

ma pona pi toki pona
(Discord)
toki pona taso sin
(Telegram)
private chat
w/ friend
" la " 4462 2114 1406
“, la " 57 75 83
" la, " 212 143 420

Sonja only puts a comma only ever before la, and only when the ‘context’ part is a well-formed sentence rather than noun-phrase. But people in the community seem mostly prefer to put the comma after. (All that said, there are no explicit rules for punctuation in the Toki Pona book).