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Ïaïong






U bnai Ïaïong u long u bnai uba saw ha ki Khasi uba hap ha ka aïom Pyrem. Ha une u bnai ka ju don ka jinghap slap kaba wan poi, ha kaba ka wan ka jingïong ngit ngit jong ka suiñbneng bad ki lyoh ba dum, ka lyer kaba jur kaba beh bad teng teng u hap u phria ruh.


Ka don ka jingong ne ka jingkheiñ jong ki Khasi kaba ong ba ym bit ban ïathoh shongkurim ne shna ïing ne ban sdang kano kano ka kam ha u bnai Ïaïong. Hato dei na ka daw jong ka suiñbneng ba la adong kumne ne don kiwei kiwei pat ki daw?


Hato ngi lah ban ong ba ka ktien Ïaïong ka thew ïa ka ïa ne ka por kaba ïong, kaba dum haba wan poi u slap?



The month of "Ïaïong" or April is the fourth month for the Khasis which falls in the season of Spring. In "Ïaïong" there is the falling of rain, accompanied by a rapid cover of darkness brought about by grey clouds with strong wind and sometimes hail too.


There is a saying among the Khasis which prohibits them from getting married or building a house or starting any other work in the month of "Ïaïong". Is the reason because of the sudden dark rainy weather that these prohibitions were uttered or are there any other reasons?


Can it be said that the word "Ïaïong" refers to a time of darkness (Ïong means black) represented by the sudden approach and falling of rain?



We all wonder about Ïaïong don't we? Please tell us what you think of this in the comment section. 🌦️⛈️
Khublei Shibun @carey_lynz for your video of the rain in the afternoon yesterday! 😄🙏 The video was taken on the 9th of April 2022, while approaching North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong. 🌩️🌧️
Video was made on #InShot

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