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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 FISHto

toki Inli la nimi "kala" li "fish".

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

nimi mi li [ale pona uta]

nimi mi li Apu.[2]

My name is Apu.

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.

sitelen sitelen[edit | edit source]

The sitelen sitelen word glyph for nimi (nimi) seems to be a stylized depiction of a cartouche with six syllable glyphs inside.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Word Origins". Archived from the original on 8 August 2002.
  2. Lang, Sonja. (25 May 2014). Toki Pona: The Language of Good. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292300. OCLC 921253340. p. 38. "nimi mi li Apu. My name is Apu.".