Glyph of the word 'pu'. and Glyph of the word 'pu'.


  • (syl.) glyph for the syllable pu in the Kamakawi syllabary
  • (v.) to perform a single task, to do

A pu ia i amo!
“Do it!”

Notes: One of my least favorite concepts for one of my least favorite syllables. The idea here is more of doing something one is forced to do that one doesn’t want to do. That’s where the iku comes from (a human pushing something). The reduplication pupu means, of course, “to work”, which means that I almost never use the word.

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2 Responses to “Pu”

  1. Ka kavaka Amanda ti:

    I love it :)

  2. Ka kavaka David J. Peterson ti:

    Dang. Your comments keep getting flagged as spam, Amanda. Sorry. :(

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