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meaning

dårlig, negativ; ikke-væsentlig | ALT (over)kompliceret, kompleks

semantic space · lipamanka

ike is any negative quality. Anything can be ike. ike is a judgement call. what one person considers ike can be pona to another. For example, the complexity of computer coding is not a good thing for me, so I'd call it ike. But for a lot of my friends, that same complexity is pona! the simple melody of "mary had a little lamb" is boring to me on its own, so I might call it ike, but a baby might enjoy it a lot, so despite being overly simple for me, it's just right for that baby, i.e. pona. if something isn't bad, you can't use ike to describe it without framing it as such. ike can mean complex and simple just as easily as pona can.

ku translations

bad100, harsh82, badly81, mean (adj)77, evil75, negative73, problem70, horrible67, terrible61, unfortunate60, poorly59, offensive57, awful55, trouble53, tragic50, cruel46, wrong43, complexity42, inappropriate42, issue42, awkward40, unfair40, complicated39, vice36, hostile33, difficulty31, nasty31, corrupt30, corruption30, challenging29, complex29, cursed29, danger29, hard (difficult)29, harm29, chaos27, difficult27, toxic27, disorder26

pu verbatim

ADJECTIVE bad, negative; non-essential, irrelevant

usage

core · 100% usage

found in pu

coined pre-pu

origin

Finnish · ilkeä ‘bad, mean, wicked’

coined by jan Sonja

sitelen pona

ike

pictogram of a frowning mouth. compare pona

sitelen sitelen

ike sitelen sitelen

sitelen jelo

😔

sitelen Emosi

👎

ucsur

U+F190D

audio

kala Asi

jan Lakuse

luka pona

gif · mp4