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Kurwan!




Ka ktien "kur" toh hawa khut næ pah ïa yi ïa yi, khamtaam hawa khut syiar, kam wa jooh ong i "kur kur". Ka ktien "wan" mut wada lai tæ wan biang. Ka ktien "kurwan" man kam wa khut biang ïa iwon iwon i iwa da laai yo'u man biang i jooh i rakom man kamwa dang dæp. Da'i wa ong kurwan man kam wa pynstiñ ya i man i long wa khia ha i tu por wa dang dap jia won iwon hawa khyrngiat næ phylla.


Ka ktien "kur" ka dei kaba khot ne wer, kum haba khot syiar ngi ong "kur kur". Hangne ka ktien "wan" ka thew ïa kaei kaei kaba leit tangba kaba la wan biang. Ka ktien "Kurwan" ka long kum ban khot biang ïa ka jinglong jingman kaba la dep, ban oh ïa ka jinglong jai jai. Da kaba ong kurwan ka pynsting ïa ka jingkhia jong kano kano ka jingjia kaba dang jia shen shen haba kyndit ne phylla.


The word "kur" is used when we call out to something, like when we call out to chicken we say "kur kur". In the context of "kurwan" the word "wan" refers to something that has gone but has come back again. The Pnar word "Kurwan" is used in order to recall or retrieve a moment which has gone, so that one feels calm and tranquil again. When the word "kurwan" is used, it is meant to lighten the effect of something that has happened, which caused shock or wonder.



Ka ktien "kurwan" ka dei ka ktien kaba don ha ka ïa ka jingmut kaba pher bad la pyndonkam ïa ka ban thew ïa ka jingsngew kaba kyrpang. Ka pher na ka jingmut jong "kyndit" (Khasi) bad "khyrngiat" (Pnar). 😯😨😲😮 The word "kurwan" has a specific meaning and usage. Its meaning is different from the Khasi word "kyndit" and the Pnar word "khyrngiat". 😦😧😱😯 Khublei Shibun Anvil R. Laloo for sending this!





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