sina

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sina in sitelen pona
sina in sitelen sitelen
Pronunciation /ˈsi.na/ 🔊 🔊
Usage 2023: Core (100% → )2022: Core (100%)
Book and era nimi pu
Part of speech Content word
Codepoint 󱥞 U+F195E

sina is a core content word and the standard second-person pronoun.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word sina is derived from Finnish sinä, meaning "you".[1]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

The word sina is a second-person pronoun, which is not marked for number. It can mean both singular and plural you, as well as y'all. As a modifier, it usually implies possession, as in your and "y'all's".

pu[edit | edit source]

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

NOUN  you

ku[edit | edit source]

For Toki Pona Dictionary, respondents in ma pona pi toki pona translated these English words as sina:[2]

you5, your5, yours5, yourself4

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for sina (sina) depicts a hand pointing across from the speaker, viewed from above from their perspective; implicitly, in the direction of the person or audience they are speaking to.[3] It may either be drawn straight or curved (sina2).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Word Origins. Archived from the original on 2 November 2019. Toki Pona.
  2. Lang, Sonja. (18 July 2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 342.
  3. ilo Eko. (14 November 2020). "sitelen pona etymology rough draft i guess". Google Docs. Archived from the original on 5 November 2023.

Further reading[edit | edit source]