give, send, emit, provide, put, release

semantic space · lipamanka

The semantic space of pana contains all acts that set objects in motion. This can be a type of emmission. The act of a fire giving off heat it pana. The act of a child laughing is pana, because the child is emitting laughter, setting it in motion. Throwing a baseball, hitting a hockey puck, and kicking a football (the kind that Americans call a "soccer ball") are all pana. Defenestration is a type of pana, because you are setting something in motion (out a window). the object that does the act of pana doesn't have to set something in motion away from itself. Buying a piano online for a friend is pana, or at the very least the act of having the piano be delivered is pana. Less physical objects can be the subject of pana too: knowledge, advice, or good feelings.

ku translations

give⁵, put⁵, deliver⁵, grant⁵, delivery⁵, send⁴, submit⁴, provide⁴, transfer⁴, distribute⁴, distribution³, donate³, appoint³, contribute³, output³, given³, publishing³, yield³, share³, offering³, assign³, deploy³, deposit³, convey³, offer², input², e

pu verbatim

VERB to give, send, emit, provide, put, release


core · 100% usage

found in pu

coined pre-pu


multiple possibilities · Finnish: panna ‘put, set, place’; Swahili: pana ‘give to each other’

by jan Sonja

sitelen pona


emission modifier + luka

sitelen sitelen

pana sitelen sitelen

sitelen Emosi





kala Asi

jan Lakuse

luka pona

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