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cloth, clothing, fabric, textile; cover, layer of privacy

semantic space · lipamanka

The semantic space of len contains both cloth and the act of hiding something. Any fabric or clothing can be len, for example a shirt or a blanket. The pivot between "cloth" and "to hide something" is similar to covering something with a blanket. This meaning comes from the idea of applying a cloth to something to hide it. Both a hidden bird and a clothed bird could be a "waso len." len can also refer to secrecy or privacy, and other qualities of being hidden.

ku translations

cloth100, clothing100, clothes93, fabric92, outfit74, privacy67, cover64, dress58, jacket47, wear45, shirt42, t-shirt40, hide37, blanket36, cotton33, private32, wrap31, costume30, silk27, suit (n)26, canvas25, coverage25, flag25, hidden25, underwear25

pu verbatim

NOUN cloth, clothing, fabric, textile; cover, layer of privacy


core · 99% usage

found in pu

coined pre-pu


Acadian French · linge ‘clothing’

coined by jan Sonja

sitelen pona


perhaps a pictogram of a piece of fabric

sitelen sitelen

len sitelen sitelen

sitelen jelo


sitelen Emosi





kala Asi

jan Lakuse

luka pona

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