nimi

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nimi in sitelen pona
nimi in sitelen sitelen
Pronunciation /ˈni.mi/ 🔊 🔊
Usage 2023: Core (100% ↗︎ )
2022: Core (99%)
Book and era nimi pu
Part of speech Content word
Codepoint 󱥂 U+F1942

nimi is a content word relating to words and names.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word nimi is derived from Finnish nimi, meaning "name".[1]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

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The semantic space of nimi includes any form of a words, be it spoken, signed, or written. It also refers to names and titles, a word used to indicate a particular person, place, class, or thing.

toki [ijo ni li ike] la nimi te kala to li te FISH to

toki Inli la nimi "kala" li "fish".

In English, the word "kala" is "fish".

nimi mi li [ale luka uta]

nimi mi li Alu.

My name is Alu.

pu[edit | edit source]

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

NOUN  name, word

ku[edit | edit source]

For Toki Pona Dictionary, respondents in ma pona pi toki pona translated these English words as nimi:

word5, name5, term3, title3, lyrics2, label2, brand2, so-called2

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for nimi (󱥂) is similar to the proper name cartouche.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Word Origins. Archived from the original on 2 November 2019. Toki Pona.