The phonotactics of toki pona make certain sound combinations illegal within a word, for example, aei can't be a word (too many vowels in a row), nor can ipap (can't end in consonant other than n), and none of the following can be substrings of the word: "ji", "wu", "wo", "ti", "nm", "nn"
Sandhi is how these rules play out at word boundaries. Here are all the word pairs that violate one the rules for internal sandhi, mostly vowel-vowel violations, and a few n/n and n/m violations. No word ends in j, w or t, so those violations never happen.
I suspect that if this were a spoken language, people would invent a glottal stop for the vowel/vowel sandhi and assimilate nm/nn into a single m or n sound.
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