Glyph of the word 'mi'. and Glyph of the word 'mi'.


  • (syl.) glyph for the syllable mi in the Kamakawi syllabary
  • (n.) butterfly
  • (v.) to float (in the air)
  • (adj.) floating
  • (v.) to be carefree
  • (adj.) carefree
  • (v.) to be muddy
  • (adj.) muddy
  • (n.) mud (uncommon)

A eli ei iu mi.
“I love butterflies.”

Notes: So this word got turned into a crazy amount of words later on via derivation. You’ll likely see some of them in the days to follow, even though I’m still not sure how I feel about them.

The iku derives from a fairly standard picture of a butterfly, even though he kind of looks like a dude now. But the meaning “butterfly” is only attached to the determined glyph. The undetermined version of this iku means “muddy”, and is derived directly from me via an old (now no longer productive) derivation process.

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