ilo

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ilo in sitelen pona
ilo in sitelen sitelen
Pronunciation /ˈi.lo/ 🔊 🔊
Usage 2023: Core (100% → )2022: Core (100%)
Book and era nimi pu
Part of speech Content word
Codepoint 󱤎 U+F190E

ilo is a core content word relating to tools and instruments.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word ilo is derived from Esperanto ilo, meaning "tool".[1]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

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The semantic space of ilo includes tools and instruments. With appropriate context, ilo may refer to any object used with means to an end.[2] The word ilo is typically followed by a modifier describing the function or purpose of the tool.

In the context of the modern day, ilo often refers to mechanical devices and technology.

pu[edit | edit source]

In the "Official Toki Pona Dictionary" section, the book Toki Pona: The Language of Good defines ilo as:

NOUN  tool, implement, machine, device

ku[edit | edit source]

For Toki Pona Dictionary, respondents in ma pona pi toki pona translated these English words as ilo:[3]

tool5, device5, equipment5, machine5, app4, hardware4, robot3, technological3, mechanical3, gear3, tech3, mechanism3, technical3, software3, utility2, instrument2, application2, technology2, computer2

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for ilo (󱤎) represents a hammer. It appears as a radical in the glyph for kepeken.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Word Origins. Archived from the original on 2 November 2019. Toki Pona.
  2. lipamanka. "toki pona dictionary". lipamanka.gay.
  3. Lang, Sonja. (18 July 2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 211.

Further reading[edit | edit source]