Day 56 of a World of Light

Day 56 of a World of Light

Let it snow

The Inuit may have 50 words for snow but the Scottish language has 421 words for their white rain, including:


skelf: a large snowflake

spitters: small drops of driving snow

unbrak: the beginning of a thaw

feefle: to swirl

flindrikin: a slight snow shower

snaw-pouther: fine driving snow


I wonder if they have a word for the way snow sparkles in the sun. I would call it…kaleidosnow?

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