loka

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loka in sitelen pona
Pronunciation /ˈlo.ka/ 🔊
Usage 2023: Not notable (1% ↘︎ )Caution: Most speakers don't understand this word.2022: Obscure (2%)
Book and era nimi ku lili (post-pu)
Part of speech Content word

loka is a marginal content word and nimi ku lili relating to limbs.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word loka is a portmanteau of luka and noka, presumably as a compromise similar to lokon. It was coined in 2021.[citation needed]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

The semantic space of loka includes limbs, encompassing arms and legs.

ku[edit | edit source]

For Toki Pona Dictionary, respondents in ma pona pi toki pona translated these English words as loka:[1]

limb1

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for loka (loka) depicts a boot-shaped leg facing left, which is a mirrored version of the glyph for noka. This mirrored glyph is also used for the obsolete word jalan.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lang, Sonja. (18 July 2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362.

Further reading[edit | edit source]