esun - market, shop, fair, bazaar, business transaction
kiwen - hard object, metal, rock, stone
utala - battle, challenge, compete against, struggle against
nasin - way, custom, doctrine, method, path, road
sike - round or circular thing; ball, circle, cycle, sphere, wheel; of one year
anu - (forms an or-conjunction)
anu is a conjunction meaning "or"
it adds a new phrase to the current part of speech (subject, predicate, object, preposition), and indicates an and/or relationship between the two (or more) phrases.
ona li jan anu soweli
~ they're a person or a dog
waso li ken tawa lon ma anu sewi
~ birds can move on the ground or in the sky
kasi anu suwi li ken moku
~ plants or sweets can be food
anu doesn't automatically form questions.
one way to use anu to ask a question might be to list the possible options using anu, and then ask which option the listener agrees with.
waso anu soweli li ken · seme li pona mute tawa sina
~ do you like birds or cats more?
~ birds or cats are possible. which is really good to you?
another way to ask an either-or question with anu is by adding "anu seme" as the final option.
mi anu ona anu seme li ken tawa lon poka sina
~ can me or him walk beside you?
i want to buy rocks
i want to sell rocks
people need to obtain things using money or violence
do you want to fight a lot of animals or a strong animal
you can fight many animals or a strong animal. which do you want to fight?
waso li sitelen kepeken kiwen anu ilo
sina ken pana e ni tawa poki mani anu poki moku