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semantic space · lipamanka

wawa is qualities of power and strength. A very strong person is wawa. The strength required to talk to new people one has never met before is wawa. wawa focuses less on the ability or possibility itself and more on the power and motivation behind it. wawa belongs to things with agency. If something is enabled, it is wawa. For example, if a lightbulb has been turned on, it becomes wawa. wawa is used frequently to refer to energy itself, both in an abstract sense (such as spoons or motivation) and in a physical sense, such as electricity or force. Many people aren't wawa until they drink their morning coffee. The coffee makes them wawa.

Another great angle of "wawa" is the concept of saturation and concentration. For example, a strong drink (as in, one that has a lot of alcohol) is wawa, but as you dilute it with water, it becomes less wawa. Another example is paint. Saturated paint mixed with a neutral shade of paint (like gray, black, or white) will slowly and slowly become less wawa. Depending on how salty water is, one could describe it as wawa, for example if comparing saltwater fish to freshwater fish.

ku translations

power100, strength100, powerful92, energy88, strong88, strongly82, force73, intense71, bold68, intensity65, reinforce63, firmly62, strengthen62, charge53, brave47, electrical42, rapid42, might40, tough35, electricity33, fast30, rapidly30, compelling27, confident27, quickly27, boost25, glory25, severe25

pu verbatim

ADJECTIVE strong, powerful; confident, sure; energetic, intense


core · 100% usage

found in pu

coined pre-pu


Finnish · vahva ‘strong, powerful, thick’

coined by jan Sonja

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perhaps a pictogram of a person with raised arms, to signify strength

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wawa sitelen sitelen

sitelen jelo

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kala Asi

jan Lakuse

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