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Pronunciation /ˈkun.tu/
Usage 2023: Obscure (3% ↘︎ )Caution: Most speakers don't understand this word.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. The screenplay tu kuntu is a notable work with this word in its title.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

kuntu is an acronym derived from the phrase kalama musi tan uta and was coined by jan inwin, jan Maliku, and jan Wesu.[1]

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

kuntu in sitelen seli kiwen

The word kuntu is not often used in sitelen pona. A proposed glyph (kuntu)[by whom? when?] is the kalama glyph (kalama) turned upside-down. In practice, it is unknown whether this glyph sees significant use.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Moniz, C. Ryan (jan inwin); van der Meulen, Spencer H. (jan Pensa); lipamanka. (8 October 2020). "nimi ale pona (2nd ed.)". Google Docs.
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