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von, durch, wegen; Grund, Ursache

semantic space · lipamanka

tan is some sort of point of origin. It can be a place or object, like a birthing parent or the source of a river, but it can also be a reason like a thrilling feeling or the fear of being yelled at. this corresponds with tan's use as a preposition, where it MARKS this point of origin, i.e. the word directly after prepositional tan is also some sort of point of origin in the same exact way.

ku translations

from93, reason86, because of80, by70, source64, basis40, behalf of40, origin40, motive38, cause36, per33, purpose33, since32, factor29, incentive27

pu verbatim

PRÄPOSITION von, wegen


core · 99% usage

found in pu

coined pre-pu


Cantonese · 從 tsung ‘from’

coined by jan Sonja

sitelen pona


a leaping arrow pointing from right to left, implying derivation or cause

sitelen sitelen

tan sitelen sitelen

sitelen jelo


sitelen Emosi





kala Asi

jan Lakuse

luka pona

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