umesu

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umesu in sitelen pona
Pronunciation /ˈu.me.su/ 🔊
Usage 2023: Not notable (1% ↘︎ )Caution: Most speakers don't understand this word.2022: Obscure (2%)
Book and era nimi ku lili (post-pu)
Part of speech Content word

umesu is a marginal content word and nimi ku lili meaning "to amaze someone by being on top of a leaderboard of Acrophobia".

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word umesu is derived from conlang Iqglic umeyz, meaning "to amaze". It was coined in 2021 by jan Wija in the ma pona pi toki pona community.[1][2]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

In nimi ale, the definition of this word is "to amaze people by being on top of the word-game Acrophobia leaderboard".

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

Original glpyh for umesu, drawn by jan Wija. It was later reversed as bronze was higher than silver.

The sitelen pona glyph for umesu (umesu) depicts a tri-level podium, as used to represent a leaderboard.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. jan Wija. (2 February 2021). [Message posted in the #musi-ako channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 14 January 2024.
  2. Moniz, C. Ryan (jan inwin); van Der Meulen, Spencer H. (jan Pensa); lipamanka. (8 October 2020). "nimi ale pona (2nd ed.)". Google Docs.
  3. jan Wija. (7 February 2021). [Message posted in the #tomo-toki-pini-ante channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 14 January 2024.

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