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sike in sitelen pona
sike in sitelen sitelen
Pronunciation /ˈ 🔊 🔊
Usage 2023: Core (100% ↗︎ )2022: Core (99%)
Book and era nimi pu
Part of speech Content word
Codepoint 󱥜 U+F195C

sike is a core content word relating to round things.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word sike is derived from English circle.[1]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

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The semantic space of sike includes round objects, be them abstract, such as circles and spheres, or concrete, such as balls, disks, marbles, and wheels.[2] It also includes other similar shapes, such as ovals, spirals, and many sided polygons.

sike tu li pona

sike tu li pona.[3]

Two wheels [bicycles] are good.

It may refer to cycles, as well as any repeated action or event.

pu[edit | edit source]

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

NOUN  round or circular thing; ball, circle, cycle, sphere, wheel
ADJECTIVE  of one year

ku[edit | edit source]

For Toki Pona Dictionary, respondents in ma pona pi toki pona translated these English words as sike:[4]

round5, circle5, sphere5, ball4, loop4, cycle4, wheel4, disc3, globe3, circuit3, spin2, ring2, surround2, curve2, rolling2, spot2, orbit2, twist2, roll1

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for sike (󱥜) represents two concentric circles, as to distinguish it from ijo.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Word Origins. Archived from the original on 2 November 2019. Toki Pona.
  2. lipamanka. "toki pona dictionary".
  3. Sex (8 June 2020). Paul Goguen - sike tu li pona. YouTube. Retrieved 4 November 2023.
  4. Lang, Sonja. (18 July 2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 340.

Further reading[edit | edit source]