|Usage||2023: Core (98% ↗ )|
2022: Core (96%)
|Book and era||nimi pu|
|Part of speech||Content word|
esun is a core content word relating to trade and exchanging.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
The etymology of the word esun is uncertain. According to jan Sonja in 2020, "esun was told [to her] by a taxi driver who spoke a language from the Akan family in West Africa". However, it is unclear which language and which word it originated from. It might possibly be from Twi edwom, meaning "market (place)", as noted by ale sa in 2023.
Semantic space[edit | edit source]
The semantic space space of esun includes trading and exchanging. Exchanging is not limited to money; it can be anything either concrete (such as barter) or abstract (such as exchanging knowledge).
It includes the act or an instance of trading, something of or relating to trading, and a place of business. For the place, some examples include markets, shops, fairs, bazaars.
The phrase tenpo esun is a common way to say "week", which literally means "the time relating to business".
pu[edit | edit source]
NOUN market, shop, fair, bazaar, business transaction
ku[edit | edit source]
trading5, store2, commercial2 , financial2 , enterprise2 , economy2 , franchise2, trade5 , shopping5 , deal4 , commerce4 , purchase4 , sales4 , buy4 , transaction4 , market4 , sale3 , exchange3 , sell3 , retail3 , business3 , shop3
sitelen pona[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- jan Sonja [@sonjalang] (29 November 2020). [Message posted in the
#tomo-toki-antechannel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. "esun was told to me by a taxi driver who spoke a language from the Akan family in West Africa". Discord.
- Twi Translation of "market". LEARNAKANDICTIONARY.COM. Retrieved 19 October 2023.
- ale sa [@nim64] (16 October 2023). [Message posted in the
#learning-generalchannel in the kama sona Discord server]. Discord.
- lipamanka. "toki pona dictionary". lipamanka.gay.
- Lang, Sonja (2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 205–206.
- jan Sonja [@sonjalang] (24 February 2021). [Message posted in the
#toki-ponachannel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. "i think that [symbol] is from Mikmaq". Discord.