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ike, anpa

semantic space · lipamanka

The semantic space of utala contains conflicts, contests, and battles. When utala is used, it’s talking about some sort of struggle or competition between two or more parties, or something being framed that way. So it could be a battle between two rival armies, but it could also be a battle between me and myself if I’m framing it that way. utala is often targeted, closer to “attack” than “battle.” Anything can be an utala if it is being framed as a struggle or attack of some sort that involves two parties. Playing a musical instrument could be an utala for a beginner player. Taking a test is a very fun thing to call an utala, because the test-taker is fighting the test.

ku translations

battle100, fight100, fighting100, combat94, conflict93, contend90, assault88, attack82, versus69, compete67, violent67, challenge64, hit63, violence63, struggle60, war58, contest56, dispute50, oppose50, competitive40, tackle40, competition38, aggressive36, resist36, beat35, hostile33, opposed33, punch33, confront31, opposition30, riot30, against29, strike29

pu verbatim

VERB to battle, challenge, compete against struggle against


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found in pu

coined pre-pu


Serbo-Croatian · ударати udarati ‘strike, hit, beat’

coined by jan Sonja

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perhaps from crossed swords symbol (⚔️)

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