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lanpan in sitelen pona
lanpan in sitelen sitelen
Pronunciation /ˈlan.pan/
Usage 2023: Uncommon4, Common6 (58% ↗︎ )2022: Common (52%)
Book and era nimi ku suli (post-pu)
Part of speech Content word
Codepoint 󱦅 U+F1985

lanpan is an uncommon content word and post-pu nimi ku suli relating to seizing or receiving.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word lanpan is derived from Greek λαμβάνω (lamváno), meaning "to take, to seize".[1]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

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The semantic space of lanpan includes the act or an instance of seizing, receiving, or taking control of something.[2]

ku[edit | edit source]

For Toki Pona Dictionary, respondents in ma pona pi toki pona translated these English words as lanpan:[3]

steal3, seize3, grab2

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for lanpan (󱦅)[by whom? when?] represents a person seizing an object, represented with a dot, similar to the glyph for jo. An alternative glyph is derived from the upside-down version of pana (lanpan).

In the font linja pona, there is an obsolete variant ending in a hooklike curve at the top instead of a circle for the head (lanpan2), which was created by mistake, according to lipamanka.[citation needed]

sitelen sitelen[edit | edit source]

The sitelen sitelen glyph for lanpan represents a hand grabbing something. It was designed by lon Jawin, jan Pensa, jan Saki in 2021. The glyph was inspired by the glyph for CH'AM (T533:670) in the Mayan script and for kemutenemk in the Miꞌkmaq hieroglyphs.[4]. It also includes the a radical (A).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. jan inwin [@orsetto]. (4 December 2017). [Message posted in the #jaki channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 23 November 2023.
  2. lipamanka. "on lanpan, and other similar word proposals". Archived from the original on 22 November 2023. Retrieved 23 November 2023.
  3. Lang, Sonja. (18 July 2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 261.
  4. Gabel, Jonathan. (5 September 2021). "Designing glyphs - sitelen suwi pi nimi ku suli"". Retrieved 22 January 2024.

Further reading[edit | edit source]