pake

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pake in sitelen pona
Pronunciation /ˈpa.ke/ 🔊 🔊
Usage 2023: Rare (13% → )Caution: Most speakers don't use this word.2022: Rare (13%)
Book and era nimi ku lili (pre-pu)
Part of speech Content word
Codepoint 󱦠 U+F19A0

pake is a rare pre-pu content word and nimi ku lili relating to stopping.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word pake is derived from English block. It was coined by jan Sonja in 2009.

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

The semantic space of pake includes ceasing to do something, blocking the way, and interruption and prevention.

ku[edit | edit source]

For Toki Pona Dictionary, respondents in ma pona pi toki pona translated these English words as pake:[1]

prevent2, stop2, lock1, forbid1, wall1, interrupt1, intervention1, deny1, limitation1, cease1, restrict1

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

pake in linja pona

The sitelen pona glyph for pake (󱦠) is a vertical line with a horizontal bar at the top end, and represents an intersection, being blocked in the direction of progress. It is similar to the glyph for pini (pini), which has a bar at each end. It was designed by jan Same in 2016.[2][3] This glyph was included in version 1.0 of linja pona.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lang, Sonja. (18 July 2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 307.
  2. jan Same. (11 October 2016). "Sitelen pona glyphs for new and apocryphal words". Toki Pona Forums. Retrieved 24 December 2023.
  3. jan Same. (16 October 2016). "Re: Sitelen pona glyphs for new and apocryphal words". Toki Pona Forums. Retrieved 24 December 2023.

Further reading[edit | edit source]