|Usage||2023: Core (99% → )|
2022: Core (99%)
|Book and era||nimi pu|
|Part of speech||Content word|
len is a core content word relating to clothing and fabrics.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Semantic space[edit | edit source]
The semantic space of len includes clothing and fabrics. By extension, it refers to covering, layers to privacy, and hiding. Other pieces of body adornment, such as jewelry, are not considered part of the semantic space of len by all speakers.
pu[edit | edit source]
NOUN cloth, clothing, fabric, textile; cover, layer of privacy
ku[edit | edit source]
clothing5, t-shirt2, hide2 , blanket2 , cotton2 , private2 , wrap2 , costume2 , silk2 , suit (n)2 , hidden2 , underwear2 , canvas2 , coverage2 , flag2, cloth5 , clothes5 , fabric5 , outfit4 , privacy4 , cover4 , dress3 , jacket3 , wear3 , shirt3
References[edit | edit source]
- Word Origins. Archived from the original on 2 November 2019. Toki Pona.
- soweli walo pi puwa sewi (28 April 2023). [Informal poll posted in the
#sona-kulupuchannel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. "Is jewelry a len". Discord. Data retrieved 26 October 2023.
Is jewelry considered part of the semantic space of len? Option Votes Yes 19 No 33 Maybe 24