jule

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Pronunciation /ˈju.le/ 🔊/j/ sounds like English Y, as in "fjord" or "hallelujah".
Usage 2023: Obscure (4% ↗︎ )Caution: Most speakers don't understand this word.2022: Obscure (1%)
Book and era No book (post-ku)
Part of speech Content word

jule is an obscure content word relating to wavering, either physically, or in possibility or opinion.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word jule is derived from Japanese 揺れる (yureru), meaning "to shake, to sway, to swing, to flicker, to tremble" and the like. It was coined by pilin Powa in 2022.

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

The semantic space of jule includes wavering and shaking, as well as the indeterminate and inconclusive, such as something tentative. Linku compares it to the words tawa and poka.

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for jule (jule) depicts a sudden oscillation in a curve, possibly evoking a seismograph chart.

Further reading[edit | edit source]