|Usage||2023: Core (100% → )|
2022: Core (100%)
|Book and era||nimi pu|
|Part of speech||Content word|
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Semantic space[edit | edit source]
The semantic space of sitelen includes visual depictions, such as pictures, illustrations, symbols, and writing. As a transitive verb, it refers to creating a depiction, focusing to the aspect of creation instead of communication.
pu[edit | edit source]
NOUN image, picture, representation, symbol, mark, writing
ku[edit | edit source]
picture5, record2, render2 , text2 , note2 , sign2 , pattern2 , graph2 , poster2 , compose2 , letter (of alphabet)2, image5 , graphic5 , symbol5 , drawing5 , illustration5 , photo5 , write4 , painting4 , illustrate4 , writing4 , written4 , depict4 , draw4 , photograph4 , portrait3 , icon3 , representation3 , mark3 , portray3
sitelen pona[edit | edit source]
The sitelen pona glyph for sitelen is derived from the closed box radical (lipu) with an ellipsis inside. Despite the box shape already containing a symbol, modifier glyphs are often scaled inside sitelen. It is inconsistent whether the ellipsis is moved above or below the modifier glyph.
References[edit | edit source]
- lipamanka. "toki pona dictionary". lipamanka.gay.
- Word Origins. Archived from the original on 2 November 2019. Toki Pona.
- jan Juwan [@juwan.] (09 November 2023). [Message posted in the
#sona-kulupuchannel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. "when using sitelen as meaning 'to write' as in 'mi sitelen e lipu', which aspect is more important". Discord.
Which of the following aspects is more relevant to the semantic space of sitelen? Option Votes Drawings symbols itself 93 Communicating through writing 5 Other 3