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kalama in sitelen pona
kalama in sitelen sitelen
Pronunciation /ˈka.la.ma/ (listen)
Usage 2023: Core (100%  )
2022: Core (99%)
Book and era nimi pu
Part of speech Content word
Codepoint 󱤕 U+F1915

kalama is a core content word relating to sounds.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word kalama is derived from Croatian galama, meaning "noise".[1]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

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The semantic space of kalama includes noises and sounds.[2]

pu[edit | edit source]

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

VERB  to produce a sound; recite, utter aloud

ku[edit | edit source]

For Toki Pona Dictionary, respondents in ma pona pi toki pona translated these English words as kalama:

sound5, noise4, tone3, bang2

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for kalama (󱤕) is the open mouth radical, from uta, with emitters.

Related words[edit | edit source]

kalamARR[edit | edit source]

Caution: The subject of this article is just for fun. It is not meant or recommended for serious use.
Pronunciation /ˌka.la.ˈmarː/
Usage 2023: Obscure (4% → )
2022: Obscure (4%)
Book and era nimi ku lili (post-pu, marginal phonology)
Part of speech Content word

kalamARR is a joke word and nimi ku lili relating to a pirate sound, which breaks Toki Pona's phonology and phonotactics. It is derived from the word kalama and the English onomatopeia arr for an imitation of pirates and it was coined by an unknown surveyee for the Toki Pona Dictionary in 2021.

kuntu[edit | edit source]

Pronunciation /ˈkun.tu/
Usage 2023: Obscure (3%  )
2022: Obscure (7%)
Book and era nimi ku lili (post-pu)
Part of speech Content word
kuntu is an obscure content word and nimi ku lili relating to laughing and comedy. It is an acronym derived from the phrase kalama musi tan uta and was coined by jan inwin, jan Maliku, and jan Wesu.

[citation needed]

The screenplay tu kuntu is a notable work with this word in its title.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Word Origins. Archived from the original on 2 November 2019. Toki Pona.
  2. lipamanka. "toki pona dictionary". lipamanka.gay.