we (particle)

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we1 in sitelen pona
Pronunciation /we/
Usage 2023: Not notable (1%)Caution: Most speakers don't understand this word.
Book and era No book
Part of speech Particle

we is a marginal particle that transitions from one complete sentence to another.

For technical reasons, this particle is often differentiated from the content word we as we1 in Linku and fonts with ASCII transcription, despite predating the content word by several years.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word we is derived from colloquial Mexican Spanish güey, meaning "dude, guy"; Linku compares this to the use of English man as a "sentence tag". It was coined by jan inwin in 2019.

Function[edit | edit source]

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sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for we (we1) depicts a midline ellipsis. It happens to resemble three instances of the middle dot (..), itself a common form of sentence punctuation in sitelen pona, in one character space.

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