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jelo in sitelen pona
jelo in sitelen sitelen
Pronunciation /ˈje.lo//j/ sounds like English Y, as in "fjord" or "hallelujah".
Usage 2023: Core (100% ↗︎ )2022: Core (98%)
Book and era nimi pu
Part of speech Content word
Codepoint 󱤒 U+F1912

jelo is a core content word used for yellow and yellow–adjacent colors.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word jelo is derived from English yellow.[1]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

The semantic space of jelo usually ranges from yellowish shades of orange and brown to very yellowish shades of green. Other colors that can be described as jelo include amber, gold, and lime.

mi jeloe nimi lipu

mi jelo e nimi lipu.

I highlight the words of the book [as yellow].

pu[edit | edit source]

In the "Official Toki Pona Dictionary" section, the book Toki Pona: The Language of Good defines jelo as:

ADJECTIVE  yellow, yellowish

ku[edit | edit source]

For Toki Pona Dictionary, respondents in ma pona pi toki pona translated these English words as jelo:[2]

yellow5, golden2, highlight½

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for jelo (󱤒) is derived from the glyph for suno and a triangle radical, representing the yellow color of the sun.

sitelen sitelen[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Word Origins". Archived from the original on 8 August 2002.
  2. Lang, Sonja. (18 July 2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 234.

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