Na

Glyph of the word 'na'. and Glyph of the word 'na'.

na

  • (syl.) glyph for the syllable na in the Kamakawi syllabary
  • (let.) name of the Zhyler alphabet letter n
  • (n.) tongue

A o’e na o lea.
“His tongue is swollen.”

Notes: This iku derives from a drawing of a tongue. Not just the part that protrudes, though: the whole thing. Hence the vertical line in back.

You’d think this word would have acquired some new meanings over time, but nope: It’s just “tongue”. Yep. Juuuuuuust “tongue”…

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