uta

meaning

mouth, lips, oral cavity, jaw

semantic space · lipamanka

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."

ku translations

mouth⁵, lip³, kiss³, jaw³, bite², chew²

pu verbatim

NOUN mouth,lips, oral cavity, jaw

usage

core · 99% usage

found in pu

coined pre-pu

origin

Serbo-Croatian · уста usta ‘mouth’

by jan Sonja

commentary

The dot in the "uta" sitelen pona is to distinguish luka-uta from moku.

sitelen pona

uta uta2

“mouth” with a dot below

sitelen sitelen

uta sitelen sitelen

sitelen Emosi

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ucsur

U+F1970

audio

kala Asi

jan Lakuse

luka pona

gif · mp4