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suli in sitelen pona
suli in sitelen sitelen
Pronunciation /ˈ
Usage 2023: Core (100% ↗︎ )2022: Core (99%)
Book and era nimi pu
Part of speech Content word
Codepoint 󱥣 U+F1963

suli is a core content word relating to largeness.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word suli is derived from Finnish suuri, meaning "big".[1]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

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The semantic space of suli includes large things in several aspects, such as in relative size, length, weight, age, or importance. Its antonym is lili, refering to small things.

soweli ni li suli a

soweli ni li suli a!

This animal is so big!

jan suli mute li lawa e ma

jan suli mute li lawa e ma.

Many important people control the land.

pu[edit | edit source]

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

ADJECTIVE  big, heavy, large, long, tall; important; adult

ku[edit | edit source]

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

large5, importance5, big5, important5, significant5, matter (v)5, significantly4, grand4, huge4, tall4, weight4, vast4, crucial4, extensive4, prominent4, broad4, fat4, substantial4, long4, size4, significance4, heavy4, giant4, extended4, wide4, considerable4, thick4, major3, tremendous3, extent3, magnitude3, great3, vital3, length3, height3, greatly3, importantly3, severe3, dramatically3, mass3, essential2, largely2, relevant2, massive2, fundamental2, emphasize2, stretch2, enormous2, extend2, heavily2, critical2, expansion2, expand2, depth2, volume2, extension2, age2, profound2, deeply2, density2, widely2, influential2, dominant2, grow2, growth2, dramatic2, super2, emphasis2, remarkable2, mainly2

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

Glyph for suli in linja pona

The sitelen pona glyph for suli (󱥣) is a V-shaped ideogram, drawn bigger than the glyph for lili. It may also be drawn with curved lines to differentiate them further, possibly due to influence from linja pona.[3]

sitelen sitelen[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Word Origins". Archived from the original on 8 August 2002.
  2. Lang, Sonja. (18 July 2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 351.
  3. jan Koko [@never_rare]. (27 September 2022). [Message posted in the #sona-kulupu channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 28 December 2023.
    Which form of suli do you prefer?
    Option Votes
    Straight lines 23
    Curved lines 90

Further reading[edit | edit source]