lukin

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meaning

see, look, view, examine, read, watch; visual; eye, seeing organ; (preverb) try to

see also

oko, alasa

semantic space · lipamanka

lukin is both passive seeing and active watching. it can also mean something that sees, like eyes or a camera. lukin is also used as a preverb that means to "try" to do something.

ku translations

see100, observe92, look at86, sight85, gaze83, observation83, check77, view74, scan67, watch65, visual64, examine60, inspection60, vision60, notice53, appearance50, attention50, surveillance50, examination47, detect46, assess40, stare38, perceive36, perception36, try36, glance33, impression33, reading31, regard (v)29, apparent27, read27, visible27, eye26, seek26, encounter25, investigation25, monitor25

pu verbatim

NOUN eye

VERB to look at, see, examine, observe, read, watch

PRE-VERB to seek, look for, try to

usage

core · 99% usage

found in pu

coined pre-pu

origin

Tok Pisin · lukim ‘see, look at’

English · look

English · him

coined by jan Sonja

commentary

In common usage (both before and after pu), "lukin" and "oko" are separate words, each with their own meaning. In pu, they are considered synonyms. Those who consider them synonyms typically don't use "oko" at all, preferring "lukin" in all circumstances. The usage of "alasa" as a preverb meaning "try to" is more common than "lukin". In pu, only "lukin" has this meaning.

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pictogram of an eye. compare blissymbol “eye”

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