|Pronunciation||/ˈmi.je/ (listen)/j/ sounds like Y, as in|
"fjord" or "hallelujah".
|Usage||2023: Widespread (82% ↘ )|
2022: Widespread (89%)
|Book and era||nimi pu|
|Part of speech||Content word|
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Semantic space[edit | edit source]
Speakers adherent to gendern't philosophy reject using the word mije by virtue of avoiding gender word altogether.
pu[edit | edit source]
NOUN man, male, masculine person; husband
ku[edit | edit source]
male5, sir2, boyfriend2 , guy2 , gentleman2 , transgender man1, man5 , husband3 , cisgender man3
sitelen pona[edit | edit source]
sitelen sitelen[edit | edit source]
The sitelen sitelen glyph for mije is derived from the Early Pagan and Christian symbol for man, of a line with two splits at the top. The symbol is bubblyfied into a circular shape and placed on top of a "pedestal", similarly to other gender glyphs.
References[edit | edit source]
- Word Origins. Archived from the original on 2 November 2019. Toki Pona.
- Gabel, Jonathan (2012). "sitelen sitelen acknowledgements and etymology". Retrieved 16 November 2023.
- Koch, Rudolph (1955). The book of signs, which contains all manner of symbols used from the earliest times to the Middle Ages by primitive peoples and early Christians. Dover Books. ISBN 978-7-240-01716-6. p. 9.