mulapisu

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mulapisu in sitelen pona
Pronunciation /ˈmu.la.pi.su/ 🔊 🔊
Usage 2023: Obscure (6% ↘︎ )Caution: Most speakers don't understand this word.2022: Obscure (7%)
Book and era nimi ku lili (post-pu)
Part of speech Content word

mulapisu is an obscure content word relating to pizza.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word mulapisu was coined in November 2019 by jan Sonja in the ma pona pi toki pona community as a keysmash.[1][2]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

The semantic space of mulapisu includes pizzas of any types. It may be expanded to include other dishes similar to pizzas, such as pizza rolls, cookie pizzas, and calzones, among others.[3][4]

ku[edit | edit source]

For Toki Pona Dictionary, respondents in ma pona pi toki pona translated these English words as mulapisu:[5]

pizza2

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for mulapisu (mulapisu) represents a pizza slice, usually with three circles representing pepperoni toppings, which happen to be in the same configuration as the glyph for kulupu (kulupu). It may be either pointing upwards or downwards.[6] It was designed by nimi Elemenopi in July 2020.[7][8]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. jan Sonja [@sonjalang]. (4 November 2019). [Message posted in the #toki-pona channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 26 December 2023. "I can invent words on the spot.... [...] mulapisu now means pizza [...] etymology I just made it up spontaneously".
  2. jan Sonja [@sonjalang]. (21 September 2023). [Message posted in the #=toki-pona channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 26 December 2023. "i just mashed my keyboard randomly for yupekosi and mulapisu as a joke [...] then tried to think of meanings afterwards".
  3. manœ [@.manoe.]. (28 July 2023). [Message posted in the #sona-kulupu channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 26 December 2023.
    The word mulapisu means or should mean ...
    Option Votes
    Any food that is convenient to serve in a group setting 4
    Pizza, specifically 53
    Any meal that combines a starch with sauce
    and, optionally, meat or vegetables
    4
    Other option 0
  4. manœ [@.manoe.]. (29 July 2023). [Message posted in the #sona-kulupu channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 26 December 2023.
    The word mulapisu means or should mean ...
    Option Votes
    Pizza rolls 26
    Mozzarella sticks 8
    Calzones 16
    Flatbreads 7
    Cookie pizzas 19
    Pies 6
  5. Lang, Sonja. (18 July 2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 288.
  6. kije Enki [@mikijeenki]. (6 September 2022). [Message posted in the #sona-kulupu channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 26 December 2023.
    I write the sitelen pona glyph for mulapisu ...
    Option Votes
    ... with the sharp angle of the pizza above 2
    ... with the sharp angle of the pizza below 9
    ... as a circle with a slice missing 0
    Other option 0
    I don't write it 71
  7. nimi Elemenopi [u/ElemenopiTheSequel]. (26 July 2020). "I made a sitelen pona glyph for every non-pu word in the "nimi ale pona" dictionary". r/tokipona. Reddit. Retrieved 28 December 2023.
  8. nimi Elemenopi [u/ElemenopiTheSequel]. (15 August 2020). "Here are the official glyphs for the 1b words in the NA". r/OffThePu. Reddit. Retrieved 28 December 2023. "[Key: black] = original, made by me".

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