|Pronunciation||/ˈi.jo/ (listen)/j/ sounds like Y, as in|
"fjord" or "hallelujah".
|Usage||2023: Core (100% ↗ )|
2022: Core (99%)
|Book and era||nimi pu|
|Part of speech||Content word|
ijo is a core content word relating to things and beings.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Semantic space[edit | edit source]
The semantic space of ijo includes anything that exists, such as physical things, phenomenona, ideas, actions, places, sentient beings, or otherwise. For many speakers, it applies to the animate as well as the inanimate, so it may be closer to the English words "being" or "entity" than "thing".
As a verb, ijo can describe a generic action, as in "to do something".
pu[edit | edit source]
NOUN thing, phenomenon, object, matter
ku[edit | edit source]
thing5, element2, asset2 , being2 , chemical2 , subject2 , product2 , stock2 , example2, stuff5 , item5 , something5 , object5 , entity5 , phenomenon4 , material4 , matter (n)4 , substance3 , anything3