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epiku

owan

Pronunciation /ˈo.wan/
Usage 2023: N/A
Book and era No book
Part of speech Content word
  1. nena tu li lon. nena lili li sewi. nena suli li anpa. nena lili li owan.
    mi kama e sewi pi nena ma la mi lukin e owan poka.
  2. jan anu ijo li pali ike li lawa la, ona li owan.
  3. a owan n li sama e a × 10n.
    jan luka tu wan owan luka tu wan li lon ma ali.

The word is from Chinese (huán). It is a reference to Méi Guāngdí's debate with Hu Shih. Méi stated,

Secondly, revive obsolete characters to enrich the vocabulary. … Words are markers of thoughts. Where there is no thought there is no word. … Thoughts grow with vocabulary, then words can be meaningful. Numerous words bear subtle differences. Everyone in the ancient times knew them, but later generations are ignorant of them for sloth and abandonment of study, so they cope with scarce words.

二曰复用古字以增加字数。……字者,思想之符号。无思想,故无字。……字数增而思想亦随之,而后言之有物。字有精微之区别者,不可枚举。古人皆知之,而后人以失学与懒惰故,乃皆不知之,而以少许之字随便乱用。

In fact, Méi falled into a hasty conclusion frequent among people who lack linguistic knowledge.

The word owan enables scientific notation. For instance, 6.6 × 10−34 is luka wan kiwen luka wan owan anpa mute luka luka tu tu. I believe that analogy is the spirit of toki pona.

pona

nasa

numijo

Synonym of kisa (cat). From Shidinn vmiⲗ.