Lexember 17: Khu is for…

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khárak [ˈxa.rak], which means “flood”, a concern for a country like Kharul that’s mostly built along a major river.

Like many words for things that move on their own, khárak is grammatically animate, which changes how the plural is formed (“floods” is kháshkyel, not khashkya as it would be if it were inanimate), and the agreements it takes from verbs and postpositions. Khárak is related to the general term for flowing or moving water, áarak, which is also grammatically animate and contrasts with ul “still water”.

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