Lexember 5: Elected Leader

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Nitherian word: cho “the Chuk, the elected leader of a Maritime State”

From: Old Maritime tʃuk “elected leader”, originally a participle form of a root meaning “choose”.

The Maritimers traditionally elected their leaders. Exactly who was allowed to vote for the Chuk varied from nation to nation, as did the term of office (anywhere from two to nine years).

Example:

Remesosashono chomori mo Myole.

[re.me.so.saˈɕo.no
re-meso-sashon-o
PROG-choose-around-3s
tɕoˈmo.ri
cho-mori
Chuk-new
mo
m-o
at-3s
ˈmjo.le]
Myole
Myot
(The nation of) Myot is electing a new Chuk.

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