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lape in sitelen pona
lape in sitelen sitelen
Pronunciation /ˈ
Usage 2023: Core (100% → )2022: Core (100%)
Book and era nimi pu
Part of speech Content word
Codepoint 󱤢 U+F1922

lape is a core content word relating to rest and sleep.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word lape is derived from Dutch slapen, meaning "to sleep".[1]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

The semantic space of lape includes rest and sleep. By extension, it may refer to any break from an activity or work.[2] It also refers to lying down in flat position.

mi wile lape 

mi wile lape.

I want to sleep (I feel sleepy).

pu[edit | edit source]

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

ADJECTIVE  sleeping, resting

ku[edit | edit source]

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

sleep5, asleep4, rest3, lay2, lie (be in flat position)2

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for lape (󱤢) represents a person lying down, with the head on the right side.

sitelen sitelen[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Word Origins". Archived from the original on 8 August 2002.
  2. lipamanka. "toki pona dictionary".
  3. Lang, Sonja. (18 July 2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 261.

Further reading[edit | edit source]