mouth, lips, oral cavity, jaw
uta is a mouth or oral opening. astomatous objects do not have uta, but all other objects do. by using uta to describe something, you are framing it with all the connotations of an animal's mouth. the mouth of a venus flytrap could very easily be something else, but using uta for it emphasizes that it consumes. uta often create noises like vocalizations, so people tend to call voice chats and spoken language "toki uta."
mouth⁵, lip³, kiss³, jaw³, bite², chew²
NOUN mouth,lips, oral cavity, jaw
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found in pu
Serbo-Croatian · уста usta ‘mouth’
by jan Sonja
The dot in the "uta" sitelen pona is to distinguish luka-uta from moku.
sitelen ponauta uta2
“mouth” with a dot below