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The Eskimos' Hundred Words for Snow
by Phil James

tlapa_____________________ powder snow
tlacringit_____________________ snow that is crusted on the surface
kayi_____________________ drifting snow
tlapat_____________________ still snow
klin_____________________ remembered snow
naklin_____________________ forgotten snow
tlamo_____________________ snow that falls in large wet flakes
tlatim_____________________ snow that falls in small flakes
tlaslo_____________________ snow that falls slowly
tlapinti_____________________ snow that falls quickly
kripya_____________________ snow that has melted and refrozen
tliyel_____________________ snow that has been marked by wolves
tliyelin_____________________ snow that has been marked by Eskimos
blotla_____________________ blowing snow
pactla_____________________ snow that has been packed down
hiryla_____________________ snow in beards
wa-ter_____________________ melted snow
tlayinq_____________________ snow mixed with mud
quinaya_____________________ snow mixed with Husky shit
quinyaya_____________________ snow mixed with the shit of a lead dog
slimtla_____________________ snow that is crusted on top but soft underneath
kriplyana_____________________ snow that looks blue in the early morning
puntla_____________________ a mouthful of snow because you fibbed
allatla_____________________ baked snow
fritla_____________________ fried snow
gristla_____________________ deep fried snow
MacTla_____________________ snow burgers
jatla_____________________ snow between your fingers or toes, or in groin-folds
dinliltla_____________________ little balls of snow that cling to Husky fur
sulitlana_____________________ green snow
mentlana_____________________ pink snow
tidtla_____________________ snow used for cleaning
ertla_____________________ snow used by Eskimo teenagers for exquisite erotic rituals
kriyantli_____________________ snow bricks
hahatla_____________________ small packages of snow given as gag gifts
semtla_____________________ partially melted snow
ontla_____________________ snow on objects
intla_____________________ snow that has drifted indoors
shlim_____________________ slush
warintla_____________________ snow used to make Eskimo daiquiris
mextla_____________________ snow used to make Eskimo Margaritas
penstla_____________________ the idea of snow
mortla_____________________ snow mounded on dead bodies
ylaipi_____________________ tomorrow's snow
nylaipin_____________________ the snows of yesteryear ("neiges d'antan")
pritla_____________________ our children's snow
nootlin_____________________ snow that doesn't stick
rotlana_____________________ quickly accumulating snow
skriniya_____________________ snow that never reaches the ground
bluwid_____________________ snow that's shaken down from objects in the wind
tlanid_____________________ snow that's shaken down and then mixes with sky-falling snow
ever-tla_____________________ a spirit made from mashed fermented snow, popular among Eskimo men
talini_____________________ snow angels
priyakli_____________________ snow that looks like it's falling upward
chiup_____________________ snow that makes halos
blontla_____________________ snow that's shaken off in the mudroom
tlalman_____________________ snow sold to German tourists
tlalam_____________________ snow sold to American tourists
tlanip_____________________ snow sold to Japanese tourists
protla_____________________ snow packed around caribou meat
attla_____________________ snow that as it falls seems to create nice pictures in the air
sotla_____________________ snow sparkling with sunlight
tlun_____________________ snow sparkling with moonlight
astrila_____________________ snow sparkling with starlight
clim_____________________ snow sparkling with flashlight or headlight
tlapi_____________________ summer snow
krikaya_____________________ snow mixed with breath
ashtla_____________________ expected snow that's wagered on (depth, size of flakes)
huantla_____________________ special snow rolled into "snow reefers" and smoked by wild Eskimo youth
tla-na-na_____________________ snow mixed with the sound of old rock and roll from a portable radio
depptla_____________________ a small snowball, preserved in Lucite, that had been handled by Johnny Depp
trinkyi_____________________ first snow of the year
tronkyin_____________________ last snow of the year
shiya_____________________ snow at dawn
katiyana_____________________ night snow
tlinro_____________________ snow vapor
nyik_____________________ snow with flakes of widely varying size
ragnitla_____________________ two snowfalls at once, creating moire patterns
akitla_____________________ snow falling on water
privtla_____________________ snow melting in the spring rain
chahatlin_____________________ snow that makes a sizzling sound as it falls on water
hootlin_____________________ snow that makes a hissing sound as the individual flakes brush
geltla_____________________ snow dollars
briktla_____________________ good building snow
striktla_____________________ snow that's no good for building
erolinyat_____________________ snow drifts containing the imprint of crazy lovers
chachat_____________________ swirling snow that drives you nuts
krotla_____________________ snow that blinds you
tlarin_____________________ snow that can be sculpted into the delicate corsages Eskimo girls pin to their whale parkas at prom time
motla_____________________ snow in the mouth
sotla_____________________ snow in the south
maxtla_____________________ snow that hides the whole village
tlayopi_____________________ snow drifts you fall into and die
truyi_____________________ avalanche of snow
tlapripta_____________________ snow that burns your scalp and eyelids
carpitla_____________________ snow glazed with ice
tla_____________________ ordinary snow

Edited by Connection, 11 January 2010 - 04:04 PM.



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No wonder you dont have time to play et ^^.

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No wonder you dont have time to play et ^^.

lol
i hope that was all copied and pasted

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quinaya_____________________ snow mixed with Husky shit
quinyaya_____________________ snow mixed with the shit of a lead dog


LOL

Edited by knifegod, 23 January 2010 - 12:00 PM.


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quinaya_____________________ snow mixed with Husky shit
quinyaya_____________________ snow mixed with the shit of a lead dog


LOL



xdd, make a snowball and throw it someone in face :DD

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melted snow is water lol. who would have thought?

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melted snow is water lol. who would have thought?

oooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooo i did i did

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The Eskimos' Hundred (and one) Words for Snow
by Phil James

tlapa_____________________ powder snow
tlacringit_____________________ snow that is crusted on the surface
kayi_____________________ drifting snow
tlapat_____________________ still snow
klin_____________________ remembered snow
naklin_____________________ forgotten snow
tlamo_____________________ snow that falls in large wet flakes
tlatim_____________________ snow that falls in small flakes
tlaslo_____________________ snow that falls slowly
tlapinti_____________________ snow that falls quickly
kripya_____________________ snow that has melted and refrozen
tliyel_____________________ snow that has been marked by wolves
tliyelin_____________________ snow that has been marked by Eskimos
blotla_____________________ blowing snow
pactla_____________________ snow that has been packed down
hiryla_____________________ snow in beards
wa-ter_____________________ melted snow
tlayinq_____________________ snow mixed with mud
quinaya_____________________ snow mixed with Husky shit
quinyaya_____________________ snow mixed with the shit of a lead dog
slimtla_____________________ snow that is crusted on top but soft underneath
kriplyana_____________________ snow that looks blue in the early morning
puntla_____________________ a mouthful of snow because you fibbed
allatla_____________________ baked snow
fritla_____________________ fried snow
gristla_____________________ deep fried snow
MacTla_____________________ snow burgers
jatla_____________________ snow between your fingers or toes, or in groin-folds
dinliltla_____________________ little balls of snow that cling to Husky fur
sulitlana_____________________ green snow
mentlana_____________________ pink snow
tidtla_____________________ snow used for cleaning
ertla_____________________ snow used by Eskimo teenagers for exquisite erotic rituals
kriyantli_____________________ snow bricks
hahatla_____________________ small packages of snow given as gag gifts
semtla_____________________ partially melted snow
ontla_____________________ snow on objects
intla_____________________ snow that has drifted indoors
shlim_____________________ slush
warintla_____________________ snow used to make Eskimo daiquiris
mextla_____________________ snow used to make Eskimo Margaritas
penstla_____________________ the idea of snow
mortla_____________________ snow mounded on dead bodies
ylaipi_____________________ tomorrow's snow
nylaipin_____________________ the snows of yesteryear ("neiges d'antan")
pritla_____________________ our children's snow
nootlin_____________________ snow that doesn't stick
rotlana_____________________ quickly accumulating snow
skriniya_____________________ snow that never reaches the ground
bluwid_____________________ snow that's shaken down from objects in the wind
tlanid_____________________ snow that's shaken down and then mixes with sky-falling snow
ever-tla_____________________ a spirit made from mashed fermented snow, popular among Eskimo men
talini_____________________ snow angels
priyakli_____________________ snow that looks like it's falling upward
chiup_____________________ snow that makes halos
blontla_____________________ snow that's shaken off in the mudroom
tlalman_____________________ snow sold to German tourists
tlalam_____________________ snow sold to American tourists
tlanip_____________________ snow sold to Japanese tourists
protla_____________________ snow packed around caribou meat
attla_____________________ snow that as it falls seems to create nice pictures in the air
sotla_____________________ snow sparkling with sunlight
tlun_____________________ snow sparkling with moonlight
astrila_____________________ snow sparkling with starlight
clim_____________________ snow sparkling with flashlight or headlight
tlapi_____________________ summer snow
krikaya_____________________ snow mixed with breath
ashtla_____________________ expected snow that's wagered on (depth, size of flakes)
huantla_____________________ special snow rolled into "snow reefers" and smoked by wild Eskimo youth
tla-na-na_____________________ snow mixed with the sound of old rock and roll from a portable radio
depptla_____________________ a small snowball, preserved in Lucite, that had been handled by Johnny Depp
trinkyi_____________________ first snow of the year
tronkyin_____________________ last snow of the year
shiya_____________________ snow at dawn
katiyana_____________________ night snow
tlinro_____________________ snow vapor
nyik_____________________ snow with flakes of widely varying size
ragnitla_____________________ two snowfalls at once, creating moire patterns
akitla_____________________ snow falling on water
privtla_____________________ snow melting in the spring rain
chahatlin_____________________ snow that makes a sizzling sound as it falls on water
hootlin_____________________ snow that makes a hissing sound as the individual flakes brush
geltla_____________________ snow dollars
briktla_____________________ good building snow
striktla_____________________ snow that's no good for building
erolinyat_____________________ snow drifts containing the imprint of crazy lovers
chachat_____________________ swirling snow that drives you nuts
krotla_____________________ snow that blinds you
tlarin_____________________ snow that can be sculpted into the delicate corsages Eskimo girls pin to their whale parkas at prom time
motla_____________________ snow in the mouth
sotla_____________________ snow in the south
maxtla_____________________ snow that hides the whole village
tlayopi_____________________ snow drifts you fall into and die
truyi_____________________ avalanche of snow
tlapripta_____________________ snow that burns your scalp and eyelids
carpitla_____________________ snow glazed with ice
tla_____________________ ordinary snow
Cocaine_________________very special snow, used for snorting.

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lol Eskimos have too much time on their hands coming up with all those names.

quinyaya - snow mixed with the shit of a lead dog (lead dog feces is clearly different than ordinary dogshit)

hahatla - small packages of snow given as gag gifts (it's what I always wanted! A bag of yellow snow! Eskimo birthday parties suck.)

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lol Eskimos have too much time on their hands coming up with all those names.

quinyaya - snow mixed with the shit of a lead dog (lead dog feces is clearly different than ordinary dogshit)

hahatla - small packages of snow given as gag gifts (it's what I always wanted! A bag of yellow snow! Eskimo birthday parties suck.)


It's not actually that they sit around coming up with new words for snow. It has to do with their language being polysynthetic in nature. Disparate nouns are incorporated together to form compound words, which in our language ( assuming english is your first language ) would be more equivalent to phrases than single words. Imagine how many short phrases you could fit snow into in english, and if each of these resulted in an individual compound word, it'd probably be more than 100. Not to ruin the magic for you, its still a both funny and cool list. =)

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It's not actually that they sit around coming up with new words for snow. It has to do with their language being polysynthetic in nature. Disparate nouns are incorporated together to form compound words, which in our language ( assuming english is your first language ) would be more equivalent to phrases than single words. Imagine how many short phrases you could fit snow into in english, and if each of these resulted in an individual compound word, it'd probably be more than 100. Not to ruin the magic for you, its still a both funny and cool list. =)

looks like we got a smart guy :P

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looks like we got a smart guy :P


Well I can recall useless trivia maybe. You wouldn't wanna try following me out of a labyrinth. =P

Actually this was covered on QI ( Quite Interesting ), a comedy quiz show on the BBC. Then it came up in an argument several months later so I've managed to retain some of it.




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