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nasin in sitelen pona
nasin in sitelen sitelen
Pronunciation /ˈna.sin/
Usage 2023: Core (100% ↗︎ )2022: Core (99%)
Book and era nimi pu
Part of speech Content word
Codepoint 󱤿 U+F193F

nasin is a core content word relating to physical ways, as well as ways of doing things.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

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Semantic space[edit | edit source]

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The semantic space of nasin includes physical ways used for travel, such as paths and roads; as well as ways of doing things, such as methods, customs, and doctrines.

Meta usage[edit | edit source]

When discussing Toki Pona in other languages, the word nasin (short for nasin toki) is used to describe its styles of speech, such as dialects or idiolects.

That said, nothing about this nasin toki is unusual.[1]

pu[edit | edit source]

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

NOUN  way, custom, doctrine, method, path, road

ku[edit | edit source]

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

road5, way5, doctrine5, method5, path5, avenue4, manner4, route4, direction4, street4, trail4, orientation4, mode4, technique4, system3, layout3, course3, passage3, process3, track3, format3, ideology3, tactic3, custom3, aisle3, journey3, lane3, norm2, guideline2, style2, regular2, procedure2, protocol2, order2, plan2, channel2, routine2, strategy2, pattern2, theme2, composition2, policy2, angle2, tendency2

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for nasin (󱤿) represents a path, with an arrow through the middle indicating its direction.

sitelen sitelen[edit | edit source]

The sitelen sitelen glyph for nasin (nasin) is derived from a stylized and "bubblified" version of the Chinese character (Pinyin: dào), meaning "path".[3] This additionally relates to the Toki Pona philosophy of Taoism.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. jan Juli (2021). nasin toki pona. GitHub. Retrieved 26 October 2023.
  2. Lang, Sonja. (18 July 2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. pp. 294–295.
  3. Gabel, Jonathan (2012). sitelen sitelen acknowledgements and etymology. Retrieved 17 October 2023.

Further reading[edit | edit source]