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semantic space · lipamanka

pali is work. But what does that mean? In toki pona, pali needs at least a little bit of effort, and it needs to make a little bit of something. But if it only had a little of each, calling it "pali" might be a worse choice than using another word. Just because eating requires a little work and makes energy inside of your body doesn't mean pali will be understood. So almost always, pali will either require a lot of effort or create a significant thing. A professional potter making pottery might not require a lot of effort because they are skilled enough, but it will create a significant object. And on the reverse, learning a new language may not create a significant object (just some new knowledge in your head), but it does require a lot of effort.

ku translations

do100, work100, construct94, activity93, make93, produce93, build92, job92, production91, labour90, working90, action87, task86, create84, function83, occupation81, operating69, execute67, project67, craft64, manufacturing64, develop60, generate60, assemble58, compose58, act57, profession55, assignment53, commit50, creation50, enact50, operation50, perform50, effort48, service48, accomplish47, implement47, operate47, implementation45, behave43, behaviour43, processing43, career41, actively40, employment40, development38, practice38, execution36, industry36, invent36, functional35, procedure35, role35, achieve33, construction33, prepare33, interact32, accomplishment31, undergo31, busy29, undertake29, behavioural28, industrial27, productive27, manipulate25, participation25, plan25

pu verbatim

VERB to do, take action on, work on; build, make, prepare


core · 100% usage

found in pu

coined pre-pu


Esperanto · fari ‘do, make’

coined by jan Sonja

sitelen pona


hand modifier + ijo

sitelen sitelen

pali sitelen sitelen

sitelen jelo


sitelen Emosi




kala Asi

jan Lakuse

luka pona

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