waken

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waken in sitelen pona
Panel from the Wug Test, reading: "This is a wug. Now there is another one. There are two of them. There are two [blank]."
Panel from the Wug Test, reading: "This is a wug. Now there is another one. There are two of them. There are two [blank]."
Pronunciation /ˈwa.ken/
Usage 2023: Not notable (0% → )
2022: Obscure (0%)
Book and era No book
Part of speech Content word

waken is a marginal joke content word. It is a reference to the Wug Test, an well-known experiment in linguistics, in which children were prompted to inflect nonsense words (such as the plural of "wug") to test whether they memorize these forms individually or extract patterns to apply generally.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

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The word waken seems to be derived from wuggen, a nonstandard plural of wug on the model of oxen. A multisyllabic form may have been used to tokiponize all segments in the word wug and avoid collision with wa.

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

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sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for waken (waken) depicts a "wug" as drawn in the Wug Test.

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