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Pronunciation /ˈ
Usage 2023: N/ACaution: This word has not been surveyed for. Most speakers likely don't understand it.
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Part of speech Content word

iseki is a nonstandard content word relating to flowers and non-optional garnishes and flourishes.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word iseki is derived from Turkish çiçek and its accusative inflection çiçeği, meaning "flower, blossom". It was coined by kulupu Solali in 2023.

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

iseki is an alternative to namako "with different priorities". It removes the sense of "additional, extra" from the semantic space, emphasizing that a detail is core to something rather than superfluous, while retaining the ability to describe spices. It also adds the sense of "flower", to balance out the animal words with another plant-related word.[1]

Other concepts within iseki's semantic space include "adornment, accessory, garnish" and "ornamental, aesthetic, beauty, flourish".[1]

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for iseki (iseki) depicts a circular flower with a stem and two arc-shaped leaves. It may specifically depict a dandelion.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 [@kupikoni]. (26 January 2023). [Message posted in the #sona-musi channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 3 April 2024. "alternative for namako, with different priorities compared to that word. it also adds a plant division, which we felt better balanced with the animal words.".

Further reading[edit | edit source]