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my work hypothesis on the moment is:

kapesi 'brown, grey' < maybe from Georgian კაფეში /k’apeshi/ 'in the café'

There is one archaic Toki Pona word I couldn't find an etymology for, namely kapesi [basically 'brown' or 'grey']

Does anyone has any idea where it could come from ?

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@Lexi

Situations like these happen to all #English speakers, no worries; they are evidence of how terribly overcomplicated our #language is. If you're interested in learning a much simpler way to communicate, I am personally a proponent of toki pona (a constructed language with only about 120 words).

If you would care to learn it, I became fluent in a week - no joke! There's a growing #tokipona community here on Mastodon, and I use it with many of my meatspace friends. 😁👍

Toki Pona [...]

What is so special about it? Its vocabulary is limited and contains only 125 words. The grammar is regular (anyway there will be some pitfalls). The language itself simple and can be learned in 1-2 nights, and I believe it allows to express 80-90% of daily human communication. Also, it has some philosophical background: speaking the language you realize what things really are.
[...]

greyblake.com/blog/2015-09-20-

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