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lape in sitelen pona
lape in sitelen sitelen
Pronunciation /ˈ (listen)
Usage 2023: Core (100% → )
2022: Core (100%)
Book and era nimi pu
Part of speech Content word
Codepoint 󱤢 U+F1922

lape is a core content word relating to rest and sleep.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word lape is derived from Dutch slapen, meaning "to sleep".[1]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

The semantic space of lape includes rest and sleep. By extension, it may refer to any break from an activity or work.[2] It also refers to lying down in flat position.

mi wile lape 

mi wile lape.

I want to sleep (I feel sleepy).

pu[edit | edit source]

In the "Official Toki Pona Dictionary" section, the book Toki Pona: The Language of Good defines lape as:

ADJECTIVE  sleeping, resting

ku[edit | edit source]

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

sleep5, asleep4, rest3, lay2, lie (be in flat position)2

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for lape (󱤢) represents a person lying down, with the head on the right side.

Related words[edit | edit source]

slape[edit | edit source]

Caution: The subject of this article is just for fun. It is not meant or recommended for serious use.
Pronunciation /ˈ
Usage 2023: Obscure (2%  )
2022: Obscure (1%)
Book and era No book (post-pu)
Part of speech Content word

slape is a humorous synonym of lape, which breaks Toki Pona's phonotactics. The word was coined by jan Kawa in 2017 and is a blend of the Toki Pona word and English sleep.[4]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Word Origins. Archived from the original on 2 November 2019. Toki Pona.
  2. lipamanka. "toki pona dictionary".
  3. Lang, Sonja (2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 261.
  4. jan Kawa [@j.kawa]. (25 June 2017). [Message posted in the #toki-pona channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. "Slape li ike". Discord.

Further reading[edit | edit source]