ete

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ete in sitelen pona
Pronunciation /ˈe.te/ 🔊
Usage 2023: Obscure (4% ↘︎ )Caution: Most speakers don't understand this word.2022: Obscure (5%)
Book and era nimi ku lili (post-pu)
Part of speech Content word

ete is ete is an obscure word and nimi ku lili relating to something physically outside of or beyond something else.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word ete is derived from Turkish öte, meaning "beyond". It was coined in 2019 by jan inwin in the ma pona pi toki pona community.[1]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

The semantic space of ete, as a spatial word, includes objects which are physically outside of or beyond something else. By extension, it refers to things that are beyond a certain degree, which is sometimes used to form superlatives.

mi etetomo

mi ete tomo.[2]

I move past the house.

lipu ni li pona ete 

lipu ni li pona ete.[3]

This book is exceedingly good [the best].

ku[edit | edit source]

For Toki Pona Dictionary, respondents in ma pona pi toki pona translated these English words as ete:[4]

exceed1, beyond1

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The main sitelen pona glyph for ete (ete) is a location dot above a closed box, to avoid confusion with secular sewi which uses a turned open box instead. It was designed by nimi Elemenopi in July 2020.[5][6] An alternative glyph for ete (ete2) is derived from the main glyph for sewi, with a diagonal arrow from the nadir to a dot at the apex.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. jan inwin [@orsetto]. (29 June 2019). [Message posted in the #tomo-toki-pini-ante channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 14 January 2024.
  2. jan Maliku [@_maliku]. (29 June 2019). [Message posted in the #tomo-toki-pini-ante channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 14 January 2024. "mi ete tomo - I move past the house".
  3. jan inwin [@orsetto]. (29 June 2019). [Message posted in the #tomo-toki-pini-ante channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 14 January 2024. "lipu ni li pona ete - this book is exceedingly good/the best".
  4. Lang, Sonja. (18 July 2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 206.
  5. nimi Elemenopi [u/ElemenopiTheSequel]. (26 July 2020). "I made a sitelen pona glyph for every non-pu word in the "nimi ale pona" dictionary". r/tokipona. Reddit. Retrieved 28 December 2023.
  6. nimi Elemenopi [u/ElemenopiTheSequel]. (15 August 2020). "Here are the official glyphs for the 1b words in the NA". r/OffThePu. Reddit. Retrieved 28 December 2023. "[Key: black] = original, made by me".

Further reading[edit | edit source]