|Usage||2023: Obscure (2% ↗ )|
2022: Obscure (1%)
|Book and era||No book (post-ku)|
|Part of speech||Content word|
alente is an obscure joke word meaning "the set of every possible human concept subtracted from the set of concepts already covered by established [T]oki [P]ona words weighted by their relative usage".
Etymology[edit | edit source]
sitelen pona[edit | edit source]
The sitelen pona glyph for alente (alente) first appeared with the inclusion of the word in the Fairfax and sitelen seli kiwen fonts. It is derived from overlapping the glyphs for nimi (nimi) and pini (pini), referencing that alente was first described as the "final nimisin".
References[edit | edit source]
- [@metanomial]. (10 January 2022). [Message posted in the
#sona-musichannel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. "a proposal for a final nimisin: "alente". Etymology "ale + ante". It means the set of every possible human concept subtracted from the set of concepts already covered by established toki pona words weighted by their relative usage. So then you can shoot down anyone proposing another nimisin with "that's just alente, but even nicher!" /j". Discord.