Glyph of the word 'meliki'.


  • (adj.) beautiful
  • (v.) to be beautiful, to have beauty
  • (n.) beauty
  • (n.) beautiful one, beautiful person

Ipe mata kivio meliki!
“What a beautiful sight!”

Notes: Or perhaps “vista” would be a better translation. This was the image I had in mind:

A Japanese rock garden.

That’s a nice little rock garden, complete with plants and bushes. I wouldn’t mind having that as my front yard.

The iku for meliki is a bit curious. I can see some of me in there, but a box has replaced the image of the woman. In the middle is the circle determinative, which denotes positive things. I think I may have made a box there not only to fit the circle, but also to indicate a face (so it’s like it’s an image of a beautiful person). I guess that qualifies it as one of a number of iku types, but ikuleyaka seems the most appropriate classification.

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2 Responses to “Meliki”

  1. Ka kavaka Amanda ti:

    Haha – that glyph looked to me like it should mean “digital camera” :)

  2. Ka kavaka David J. Peterson ti:

    I was thinking it looked like the top right corner of some guy’s face (and he has a handlebar mustache).

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