User:Sewaka/nimi tan jan Sewaka

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The following are four words created by jan Sewaka to reduce semantic ambiguity in toki pona.

masu

Pronunciation /ˈma.su/
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A word created to replace the mythological/metaphysical section of sewi's meaning, for uses like "divine" and "supernatural". The word is a priori, as most relevant words in other languages tie to a specific religion. The word was made to replace the deprecated words sante and seko (although both remain valid synonyms).[1]



lato

Pronunciation /ˈla.to/
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lato serves to distinguish the "flat object" and "paper, leaf" (in the material context) meaning of lipu from its (arguably more common) meaning of 'document, record of information'. The word is very loosely derived from words in other languages referring to papers and other flat things.



topo

Pronunciation /ˈto.po/
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topo serves to distinguish the "covering" and "private, hidden" (in the material context) meaning of len from its material meaning of 'cloth, textile'. The word is very loosely derived from words in other languages referring to things being covered. This word has an origin in Sewaka's view of societal development, in which there is a significant separation between articles of clothing and the purpose implied by the meaning of len.


kani

kani serves to cover the meaning of "kind, sort", which is only partially and sometimes excessively figuratively covered by words like "kule", "kulupu" and "poki". it comes from Tok Pisin <kain>.

Pronunciation /ˈka.ni/
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