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mi in sitelen pona
mi in sitelen sitelen
Pronunciation /mi/
Usage 2023: Core (100% → )2022: Core (100%)
Book and era nimi pu
Part of speech Content word
Codepoint 󱤴 U+F1934

mi is a core content word and the standard first-person pronoun.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word mi is derived from both Esperanto mi, itself from the first-person oblique pronoun in Romance and Germanic languages, and English me.[1]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

The word mi is a first-person pronoun, which does not mark number. It can mean I, me, we, and us. As a modifier, it usually implies possession, as in my and our

pu[edit | edit source]

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

NOUN  I, me, we, us

ku[edit | edit source]

For Toki Pona Dictionary, respondents in ma pona pi toki pona translated these English words as mi:[2]

me5, my5, I5, mine4, our4, myself3, us3, we2, self2, ours2, ourselves2

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for mi (mi) depicts a hand pointing toward the speaker, viewed from above from their perspective.[3] It may either be drawn straight or curved (mi2).

sitelen sitelen[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Word Origins". tokipona.org. Archived from the original on 8 August 2002.
  2. Lang, Sonja. (18 July 2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 285.
  3. ilo Eko. (14 November 2020). "sitelen pona etymology rough draft i guess". Google Docs. Archived from the original on 5 November 2023.

Further reading[edit | edit source]