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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Words to Your Mother: Khara

Khara (pronounced "korah") is Sanskrit for "dreadful". The word is perhaps most familiar in the line:

Khara Matha Khara Rath Amah

This is pronounced:

Korah Matah Korah Rahtahmah

And it sounds like this:
Audio sample
The line from above is a rough translation of the Celtic poem Cad Goddeu into Sanskrit after it has been adapted for the music of one of the most amazing choral works you'll ever hear.

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