polinpin

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polinpin in sitelen pona
Pronunciation /ˈpo.lin.pin/ 🔊
Usage 2023: Obscure (4% → )
2022: Obscure (4%)
Book and era nimi ku lili (post-pu)
Part of speech Content word

polinpin is an obscure joke word and nimi ku lili relating exclusively to bowling pins. It was coined by jan Kisinja in 2019.[1][2]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

ku[edit | edit source]

For Toki Pona Dictionary, respondents in ma pona pi toki pona translated these English words as polinpin:[3]

bowling pin½

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for polinpin (polinpin) represents a tenpin bowling pin. It was designed by nimi Elemenopi in July 2020.[4][5]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. jan Kisinja [@kisinja]. (14 March 2019). [Message posted in the #sona-musi channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord.
  2. Lang, Sonja. (18 July 2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 332.
  3. Lang, Sonja. (18 July 2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 332.
  4. 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.
  5. 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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