Wonderful words

A language often has words that can only be translated into English (or another language) with a long sentence, an explanation, rather than a simple translation of a word or two.

There is a fun word like this in Siuslaw/Lower Umpqua:  tsuutii (TSOO – tee) which is ‘the thin sheet of water that spreads all over the beach after a wave crash”.  I’ve spent a few times at the beach watching the water move across the sand.  And now I know a word for it!  Tsuutii!


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