From sona pona, the Toki Pona wiki
Pronunciation /ˈso.le/
Usage 2023: Not notable (0%)Caution: Most speakers don't understand this word.
Book and era No book
Part of speech Content word

sole is a marginal content word relating to patterns, habits, and constancy.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word sole is derived from Spanish soler, meaning "to do habitually, to tend to (do something), used to". It was coined by waso Netun in 2022.[citation needed]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

The semantic space of sole includes constancy, unchangedness, unaffectedness, and patterns. This includes patterns of behavior such as instincts, habits, and tendencies.

According to Linku, sole may specifically "refer to a state prior to a kama", as in the (be)coming of a new quality. sole can also describe the lack of effect by an event that should conceivably cause change.

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

Proposed sitelen pona glyph

A proposed sitelen pona glyph for sole resembles an ampersand, with the bottom part of the curve replaced with an arrowhead before it can cross itself. It was presumably made by soweli lili in January 2023.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. soweli lili [@rodents_]. (10 January 2023). [Message posted in the #linja lipamanka thread in the #toki-suli channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 3 April 2024.

Further reading[edit | edit source]