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jasima in sitelen pona
jasima in sitelen sitelen
Pronunciation /ˈja.si.ma//j/ sounds like English Y, as in "fjord" or "hallelujah".
Usage 2023: Uncommon (43% ↘︎ )Caution: Most speakers don't use this word.2022: Uncommon (47%)
Book and era nimi ku suli (post-pu)
Part of speech Content word
Codepoint 󱥿 U+F197F

jasima is an uncommon content word and post-pu nimi ku suli relating to opposites and reflection.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word jasima is derived from Turkish yansıtmak, meaning "to reflect".[1] The avoidance of a more direct tokiponization (jansima or jansuma) is unclear. It was coined by jan inwin, jan Kisinja, jan Maliku, and jan Wesu in 2018, according to the Toki Pona Dictionary.[2][3][primary source needed]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

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The semantic space of jasima includes the opposite of an idea or object. It also includes reflecting something, that is, turning the opposites towards each other.

ku[edit | edit source]

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

reflect3, opposite2, reverse2

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for jasima (󱥿) depicts the glyph for telo being intersected by a vertical line. It was designed by jan Sa in 2021.[5][6] This glyph was featured in the Esperanto translation of Toki Pona: The Language of Good.

sitelen sitelen[edit | edit source]

The sitelen sitelen glyph for jasima represents a figure reflected around the vertical axis. It was designed primarily by lon Jawin in 2021.[7] It also includes the a radical twice (A).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Word Origins". tokipona.org. Archived from the original on 8 August 2002.
  2. Moniz, C. Ryan (jan inwin); van der Meulen, Spencer H. (jan Pensa); lipamanka. (8 October 2020). "nimi ale pona (2nd ed.)". Google Docs.
  3. Lang, Sonja. (18 July 2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 24.
  4. Lang, Sonja. (18 July 2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 233.
  5. jan Sa. (28 January 2021). "sitelen pona pi nimi mute". Imgur. Retrieved 9 December 2023.
  6. jan Sa [@green.guy]. (13 February 2021). [Message posted in the #jaki channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 9 December 2023.
  7. Gabel, Jonathan. (5 September 2021). "Designing glyphs - sitelen suwi pi nimi ku suli". jonathangabel.com. Retrieved 22 January 2024.

Further reading[edit | edit source]