Common Lexeme


Keywords: writing, arts, law

Pronunciation (IPA): 'kop.pi 
Part of Speech: term noun verb 
Class: skurun 
Forms: koppi, koppis, koppika, koppica 
Glosses: copy, duplicate, copyright, reproduce, perform, rendition, render 


The term 'koppi' was borrowed, evidently from English, in the late early period to the middle period. The original borrowing was messy, with forms as varied as 'kappi', 'kapi, 'koppi', 'kopi' and even 'copi' in use. The AXZ decided the word had settled currency in Common and needed to be retained, but decided on the standard spelling and pronunciation based on 'koppi'.

Koppi is a term referring to duplication. It has a close overlap with the native derived term 'ukáwan' (attached). Where ukáwan is typically used when talking about exact duplication of something, for example, in creating a forgery or churning out identical products, koppi is most often used when discussing something more abstract and subtle, like copyright (see attached article), or a person trying to copy a behaviour.


In a verb context, koppi is a transitrive skurun verb meaning to copy or reproduce something. It can also have athe colloquial sense of 'perform' if the object is something like a song.


In a noun context, 'koppi' has the sense of copying, reproducing, duplicating or performing in a general sense. It can also mean a copy made of something. To disambiguate, the derived forms 'koppica' (copier, performer) or 'koppika' (a copy, a performance) may be used.


The derived modifier 'koppis' has the sense of being a copy or rendition.

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