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enko in sitelen pona
Pronunciation /ˈen.ko/ 🔊
Usage 2023: Obscure (4% → )Caution: Most speakers don't understand this word.2022: Obscure (4%)
This word is deprecated.
Book and era No book (post-pu)
Part of speech Content word

enko is an obscure post-pu content word relating to space as a dimensionality.

It was coined in 2021 by jan Seli (th3scribble), partly to use as an alternate thing for "e" in sitelen pona name cartouches. She later said she considers the word to be deprecated[citation needed], and not needed or worth using.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word enko is a corruption of tenpo.[citation needed]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

The semantic space of enko includes space, location, distance, and size. enko is a counterpart to tenpo, allowing for spatial equivalents of tenpo constructions. The semantic space of enko overlaps with lon (location), ma (space framed in terms of land), insa, and weka (distance).

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for enko (enko) represents a compass,[citation needed] presumably pointing north.