Glyph of the word 'fape'.


  • (adj.) smooth
  • (n.) smoothness
  • (v.) to be smooth

Ale fape ia ima!
“Because you’re so smooth!”

Notes: Heh, heh. From that Santana song that came out a few years back. Of course, the Kamakawi word implies “smooth to the touch”, not “smooth” as in “smooth operator”.

To me it’s clear that there should be different words for this and for gentle (yesterday’s word). There’s also a third idea that I think also deserves its own word, and it’s something like “sleek”. What it means is both smooth and wet. My ideal for this concept is a dolphin’s skin (in the water). Provided it doesn’t make that awful rubbery sound like a balloon, a dolphin’s skin (while wet) is the ideal surface, and it’d be nice if everything in the world was like that. As it is, we have to deal with all these horrible rough surfaces. Just…awful…

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2 Responses to “Fape”

  1. Ka kavaka Carsten B. ti:

    Did you have http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI7GWbVV7ps at the back of your head there, too? :P

  2. Ka kavaka David J. Peterson ti:

    That song is on a permanent loop in the back of my brain at all times.

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