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"Ut-shi-ut" ka mut haba suki jai ne haba ïai buh teng. Ha ka senten ngin ong, "U trei ut-shi-ut ïa ka kam khlem dep shuh".

"Ut-shi-ut" is an adverb which means someone who is slow and sluggish in doing things or someone who procrastinates.

"Ut" also means "camel" in Khasi, so "ut-shi-ut" may be a reference to the rhythm and measured pace at which a camel walks.

Khasi adverbs are witty and visually descriptive, along with an emphasis on the aural quality of words. 🗣️👌
🟡 English translation by @speakyourroots

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