soko

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soko in sitelen pona
soko in sitelen sitelen
Pronunciation /ˈso.ko/ 🔊 🔊
Usage 2023: Common (63% ↘︎ )2022: Widespread (70%)
Book and era nimi ku suli (post-pu)
Part of speech Content word
Codepoint 󱦁 U+F1981

soko is a common content word and nimi ku suli relating to fungi. It was formerly widespread according to the 2022 Linku survey, but has since declined in usage.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word soko is derived from Georgian სოკო (soḳo), meaning "mushroom". It was coined in 2019 by jan inwin in the ma pona pi toki pona community.[1]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

The semantic space of soko includes fungi, primarily mushrooms.

ku[edit | edit source]

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

mushroom3, fungus3

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

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An Amanita muscaria (fly agaric) mushroom that looks similar to the wide-stem soko glyph

The sitelen pona glyph for soko represents a mushroom. There are three main variants, with a box for a wide stem (soko1), a line for a thin stem (soko2), and a cross for a stem and annulus (soko3). Some speakers promote the thin-stem variants to avoid confusion between wide-stem soko and the glyph for mama. The Esperanto translation of Toki Pona: The Language of Good uses the thin-stem variant.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. jan inwin [@orsetto]. (4 November 2019). [Message posted in the #sona-musi channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. "i rather like the sound of soko from Georgian სოკო sokʼo "mushroom"".
  2. Lang, Sonja. (18 July 2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 345.