Poli

Glyph of the word 'poli'.

poli

  • (v.) to soak something in water (or let something soak in water [by default])
  • (adj.) soaked
  • (adj.) soaking

Poli ia ie pe’aka.
“Soak the clothing in water.”

Notes: This seemed like a pretty good basic term for an island people. Poli is one of the few formants whose adjectival versions are both “passive” and “active” (i.e. you can use it describe something that has been soaked in water and something that is currently soaking in water). Otherwise, this is a pretty plain-jane word, and a pretty plain-jane iku. Every language needs them, I suppose.

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