linluwi

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linluwi in sitelen pona
Pronunciation /ˈlin.lu.wi/ 🔊
Usage 2023: Uncommon (34% ↗︎ )Caution: Most speakers don't use this word.2022: Uncommon (29%)
Book and era nimi ku lili (post-pu)
Part of speech Content word

linluwi is an uncommon content word and nimi ku lili relating to the internet.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word linluwi was coined jan inwin in 2017 and is derived from Welsh rhyngrwyd, meaning "Internet", itself from rhyng- ("between") and rhwyd ("net").[1][2] The Welsh term is a calque of English Internet.

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

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The semantic space of linluwi includes the Internet and things relating to it. By analogy, it also includes the concepts of connectness and weaving.[3]

mi lukin e lipu linluwi 

mi lukin e lipu linluwi.

I am reading an Internet article.

ku[edit | edit source]

For Toki Pona Dictionary, respondents in ma pona pi toki pona translated these English words as linluwi:[4]

network2, Internet1, virtual1, web½, digital½, connection½, net½

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

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There are many sitelen pona glyphs for linluwi. The most popular one, as determined in an ad hoc survey by Linku on January 2024, (linluwi) is derived from the glyphs for len, linja, and sitelen.[5]

An alternative variant (linluwi4) is derived from the glyph for kulupu interconnected with lines. This is most often used by proponents of the extended use for linluwi as in the sense of "interconnected".

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. jan inwin [@orsetto]. (2 November 2017). [Message posted in the #pana-sona channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord.
  2. Lang, Sonja. (18 July 2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 24.
  3. pipi Kewapi [@glyc.o5vermod]. (16 May 2023). [Message posted in the #toki-pona-kin channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. ""connection" "braid" "interface" <- AWESOME semantic space. "linluwi, o linluwi e mi!" scans perfectly to "cha-a-ain, keep us together!" "mi jo e linluwi pilin." etc".
  4. Lang, Sonja. (18 July 2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 267.
  5. jan Kekan San. "variants_survey_for_unicode_proposal_2024_01_12.qsf". GitHub. Retrieved 18 February 2024.

Further reading[edit | edit source]

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linluwi.