jume

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jume in sitelen pona
Pronunciation /ˈju.me/ 🔊/j/ sounds like English Y, as in "fjord" or "hallelujah".
Usage 2023: Obscure (3% ↗︎ )Caution: Most speakers don't understand this word.2022: Obscure (1%)
Book and era No book (post-pu)
Part of speech Content word

jume is an obscure experimental content word and nimi sin relating to dreams.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word jume is derived from Japanese (Hepburn: yume), meaning "dream". It was coined in 2021 by jan Seli in the ma pona pi toki pona community, as a criticism to the word isipin, which she deemed "poorly thought out and not useful".[1][2]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

The semantic space of jume includes dreams, imagination, and hope. By extension, it may refer to fantasy and falsehood without a negative connotation, unlike the word powe.[3]

The words pilin ("to feel"), powe ("false"), and wile ("to want") have similar but, according to jan Seli, not identical semantic spaces to jume.

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Related words[edit | edit source]

oni[edit | edit source]

oni in sitelen pona
Pronunciation /ˈo.ni/ 🔊
Usage 2023: Obscure (2% ↗︎ )Caution: Most speakers don't understand this word.2022: Obscure (1%)
This word is deprecated.
Book and era No book (post-pu)
Part of speech Content word

oni is an obscure deprecated word related to dreams. It is derived from Ancient Greek ὄνειρος (óneiros), meaning "dream", and coined in 2021 by kulupu Eki.[citation needed]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. jan Seli [@th3scribble]. (26 January 2021). [Message posted in the #toki-pona channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 28 December 2023. "isipin is kinda dumb so here's a better nimisin: jume, dream".
  2. jan Seli [@th3scribble]. (26 January 2021). [Message posted in the #toki-pona channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 28 December 2023. "anyway isipin is poorly thought out and not useful because of words like pilin, toki, and sona[.] jume is a similar idea but it's something that none of the other three expess".
  3. jan Seli [@th3scribble]. (26 January 2021). [Message posted in the #sona-musi channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 28 December 2023. "and what i really love about jume is that it can be a way of saying "false" but with a good connotation".

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