wan

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wan in sitelen pona
wan in sitelen sitelen
Pronunciation /wan/ 🔊 🔊
Usage 2023: Core (100% → )2022: Core (100%)
Book and era nimi pu
Part of speech Number, content word
Codepoint 󱥳 U+F1973

wan is a core number and content word relating to the number one.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word wan is derived from English one.[1]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

The semantic space of wan includes the number one. By extention, it refers to unity, either as physical or emotional proximity. As a transitive verb, it refers to become one or to unite.

mi tu li awen wan 

mi tu li awen wan.[2]

We [the both of us] will stay together.

pu[edit | edit source]

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

ADJECTIVE  unique, united
NUMBER  one

ku[edit | edit source]

For Toki Pona Dictionary, respondents in ma pona pi toki pona translated these English words as wan:[3]

one5, united5, unity5, combined4, unite4, single4, unit3, blend3, combine3, union3, bind2, solo2, whole2, integration2, integrate2, component2, alone2, together2, segment2, mix2, particular2, independent2, portion2, slice2, primary2, combination2, part2

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for wan (󱥳) is derived from the Western Arabic numeral "1".

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Word Origins. Archived from the original on 2 November 2019. Toki Pona.
  2. kala Asi. (12 August 2023). "tawa pi pakala wile". kala Asi [@kala_asi]. YouTube. Retrieved 11 November 2023.
  3. Lang, Sonja. (18 July 2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 384.

Further reading[edit | edit source]