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pika in sitelen pona
Lightning striking a telecommunications tower
Lightning striking a telecommunications tower
Pronunciation /ˈpi.ka/ 🔊
Usage 2023: Obscure (5% ↗︎ )
2022: Obscure (2%)
Book and era No book (post-pu)
Part of speech Content word

pika is an obscure post-pu content word relating to electricity and electronics.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word pika is derived from Pikachu (Japanese: ピカチュウ Pikachū), an Electric-type species of Pokémon that serves as the mascot of the Pokémon media franchise. This part of the name is derived from ピカピカ (pikapika), meaning "glittering, sparkling". pika was coined by Kriskee_ in 2021.[citation needed]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

The semantic space of pika includes electricity such as thunder and lightning, conductivity, and electronics. It can also be used similarly to linluwi to describe the internet and other networks.[citation needed]

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for pika (pika) depicts a common cartoon simplification of a thunderbolt. By coincidence, but potentially confusingly, the same shape is used within the glyph for pakala (pakala).

Further reading[edit | edit source]