omekapo

From sona pona, the English–Toki Pona wiki
Pronunciation /ˈo.me.ka.po/
Usage 2023: Uncommon (20%  )
2022: Rare (16%)
Book and era No book (post-pu)
Part of speech Content word

omekapo is a proposed phrase for "goodbye", particularly used in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server. It is an abbreviation of o moku e kala pona ("eat [a] good fish!").[1]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Book inscription from jan Sonja
The phrase o moku e kala pona was coined by jan Sonja in a Toki Pona meetup in Texas,

[citation needed]

when she inscribed a copy of the book Toki Pona: The Language of Good with the following sentence:[2]

jan Maliku o!
sina mije pona.
ale li pona.
o moku e
kala pona.

Sonja

:)

Cultural significance[edit | edit source]

Singer and songwriter jan Usawi coined two new words similarly to omekapo for their songs omakalike (2021), short for o moku e kala ike,[3] and omekalikante (2022), short for o moku e kala ike ante.[4]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. kala pona Tonyu (23 January 2021). omekapo. lipu kule. Retrieved 20 October 2023.
  2. jan Maliku [@_maliku] (18 June 2020). [Message posted in the #musi-manka channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 20 October 2023.
  3. jan Usawi (3 May 2021). omekalike. YouTube. Archived from the original on 23 March 2023. Retrieved 20 October 2023.
  4. jan Usawi (29 June 2022). omekalikante. YouTube. Archived from the original on 20 October 2023. Retrieved 20 October 2023.