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lipu in sitelen pona
lipu in sitelen sitelen
Pronunciation /ˈli.pu/ (listen)
Usage 2023: Core (100%  )
2022: Core (99%)
Book and era nimi pu
Part of speech Content word
Codepoint 󱤪 U+F192A

lipu is a core content word relating to documents and, abstractly, to any flat object.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word lipu is derived from Finnish lippu, meaning "flag, sheet".[1]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

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The semantic space of lipu includes documents, such as papers, books, page, and signs, as well as non-physical documents, such as websites and blogs.

Object words, such as linja, lipu, palisa, supa, and sinpin

Figuratively, lipu refers to any flat object, such as a leaf (of a tree).

pu[edit | edit source]

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

NOUN  flat object; book, document, card, paper, record, website

ku[edit | edit source]

For Toki Pona Dictionary, respondents in ma pona pi toki pona translated these English words as lipu:

paper5, book5, ticket5, document5, article5, card5, page5, magazine4, sheet4, file4, website3, essay3, novel3, letter (in mail)3, sign3, publication3, doc2, certificate2, literature2, journal2, flat2, blog2, list2, pad2, poster2, newspaper2, form2, tag2

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for lipu is the shape of a square, representing the shape of a paper.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Word Origins. Archived from the original on 2 November 2019. Toki Pona.