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suli in sitelen pona
suli in sitelen sitelen
Pronunciation /ˈ (listen)
Usage 2023: Core (100%  )
2022: Core (99%)
Book and era nimi pu
Part of speech Content word
Codepoint 󱥣 U+F1963

suli is a core content word relating to largeness.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word suli is derived from Finnish suuri, meaning "big".[1]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

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The semantic space of suli includes large things in several aspects, such as in relative size, length, weight, age, or importance. Its antonym is lili, refering to small things.

pu[edit | edit source]

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

ADJECTIVE  big, heavy, large, long, tall; important; adult

ku[edit | edit source]

For Toki Pona Dictionary, respondents in ma pona pi toki pona translated these English words as suli:

large5, importance5, big5, important5, significant5, matter (v)5, significantly4, grand4, huge4, tall4, weight4, vast4, crucial4, extensive4, prominent4, broad4, fat4, substantial4, long4, size4, significance4, heavy4, giant4, extended4, wide4, considerable4, thick4, major3, tremendous3, extent3, magnitude3, great3, vital3, length3, height3, greatly3, importantly3, severe3, dramatically3, mass3, essential2, largely2, relevant2, massive2, fundamental2, emphasize2, stretch2, enormous2, extend2, heavily2, critical2, expansion2, expand2, depth2, volume2, extension2, age2, profound2, deeply2, density2, widely2, influential2, dominant2, grow2, growth2, dramatic2, super2, emphasis2, remarkable2, mainly2

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for suli is a V-shaped ideogram, drawn bigger than the glyph for lili.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Word Origins. Archived from the original on 2 November 2019. Toki Pona.