alasa

Meaning

Common Definition

hunt, search, forage, attempt; (preverb) try to

ku definitions

catch², chase², collect², explore³, finding³, gather⁴, hunt⁵, hunting⁵, locate², pursue⁴, pursuit⁴, quest², search⁴, seek³, try²

pu definition

  • VERB to hunt, forage

Usage

sitelen pona

alasa

pictogram of a bow and an arrow

sitelen sitelen

alasa in sitelen sitelen format

UCSUR Codepoint

U+F1903

More Info

Commentary

In some communities, the usage of "alasa" as a preverb meaning "try to" is equally or even more common than "lukin". In pu, only "lukin"/"oko" has this meaning.

Origin

  • Acadian French: à la chasse; hunting, (literally) on the hunt
  • Created by: jan Sonja
  • Coined in: 2009, pre-pu

Usage Data

  • Category: core
  • Usage: 99%
  • Book: pu

See also

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