Synonyms are words with the same meaning. They are the opposite of antonyms.
"Synonyms" in pu[edit | edit source]
|Word||Definition in practice||"Synonym"||Merged definition|
|kin||also||a||emotion particle, emphasis marker|
|namako||spice, extra||sin||new, extra|
|oko||eye||lukin||see, eye, (pre-verb) try|
Those words have been in use before and since the publication of pu, but with different meanings from their supposed relatives. Calling them "synonyms" was a deliberate attempt to merge them. ku acknowledges that the words have retained their separate meanings among those who use them.
The merger of these words was mostly successful with lukin/oko, and mostly unsuccessful with sin/namako and a/kin. However, kin's original role as an emphasis marker moved completely to a, which was previously only a sentence-final particle to indicate emotion. Here is an overview of how meanings changed over time:
|Word||Pre-pu usage||Usage in pu||Post-pu usage|
|a||emotion particle||emotion particle, emphasis marker||emotion particle, emphasis marker|
|kin||also, (uncommon: emphasis marker)||also|
|sin||new, another, more||new, another, more, extra, additional||new, another, more|
|namako||spice, embellishment, extra, additional||spice, embellishment, extra, additional|
|lukin||see, look, visual||see, look, visual, eye, try||see, look, visual, eye, try|
|oko||eye||eye, (uncommon: see, look)|
ali[edit | edit source]
nimi sin[edit | edit source]
There are some nimi sin coined at different times, which happen to coincide in meaning:
Notes[edit | edit source]
- The words aka and eki are considered deprecated and synonymous of the main word natu.