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Pronunciation /ˈjans/, [ˈjanz]/j/ sounds like English Y, as in "fjord" or "hallelujah".
Usage 2023: Not notable (1% → )Caution: Most speakers don't understand this word.2022: Obscure (1%)
Book and era No book (post-pu)
Part of speech Content word

jans is a marginal word referring to a specific group[which?] of original members in ma pona pi toki pona.[citation needed] It is spelled with a syllable-final consonant cluster, -ns, which violates Toki Pona's phonotactics.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word jans is derived from jan and English -s (plural suffix), sometimes etymologically pronounced [-z].

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The word jans is not often used in sitelen pona. A proposed sitelen pona glyph (jans)[origin?] is a combined glyph of kulupu (kulupu) and jan (jan). It appears in jan Lepeka's fonts. In practice, it is unknown whether this glyph sees significant use.

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