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Fake Eskimo Snow Words

This is a tongue-in-cheek list of Eskimo snow words by Phil James.

  • Tlapa - powder snow
  • Tlacringit - snow that is crusted on the surface
  • Kayi - drifting snow
  • Tlapat - still snow
  • Klin - remembered snow
  • Naklin - forgotten snow
  • Tlamo - snow that falls in large wet flakes
  • Tlatim - snow that falls in small flakes
  • Tlaslo - snow that falls slowly
  • Tlapinti - snow that falls quickly
  • Kripya - snow that has melted and refrozen
  • Tliyel - snow that has been marked by wolves
  • Tliyelin- snow that has been marked by Eskimos
  • Blotla - blowing snow
  • Pactla - snow that has been packed down
  • Hiryla - snow in beards
  • Wa-ter - melted snow
  • Tlayinq - snow mixed with mud
  • Quinaya - snow mixed with Husky "dog-dirt"
  • Quinyaya - snow mixed with the shit of a lead dog
  • Slimtla - snow that is crusted on top but soft underneath
  • Kriplyana - snow that looks blue in the early morning
  • Puntla - a mouthful of snow because you fibbed
  • Allatla - baked snow
  • Fritla - fried snow
  • Gristla - deep fried snow
  • MacTla - snow burgers
  • Jatla - snow between your fingers or toes, or in groin-folds
  • Dinliltla - little balls of snow that cling to Husky fur
  • Sulitlana - green snow
  • Mentlana - pink snow
  • Tidtla - snow used for cleaning
  • Ertla - snow used by Eskimo teenagers for exquisite erotic rituals
  • Kriyantli - snow bricks
  • Hahatla - small packages of snow given as gag gifts
  • Semtla - partially melted snow
  • Ontla - snow on objects
  • Intla - snow that has drifted indoors
  • Shlim - slush
  • Warintla - snow used to make Eskimo daiquiris
  • Mextla - snow used to make Eskimo Margaritas
  • Penstla - the idea of snow
  • Mortla - snow mounded on dead bodies
  • Ylaipi - tomorrow's snow
  • Nylaipin - the snows of yesteryear ("neiges d'antan")
  • Pritla - our children's snow
  • Nootlin - snow that doesn't stick
  • Rotlana - quickly accumulating snow
  • Skriniya - snow that never reaches the ground
  • Bluwid - snow that's shaken down from objects in the wind
  • Tlanid - snow that's shaken down and then mixes with sky-falling snow
  • Ever-tla - a spirit made from mashed fermented snow, popular among Eskimo men
  • Talini - snow angels
  • Priyakli - snow that looks like it's falling upward
  • Chiup - snow that makes halos
  • Blontla - snow that's shaken off in the mudroom
  • Tlalman - snow sold to German tourists
  • Tlalam - snow sold to American tourists
  • Tlanip - snow sold to Japanese tourists
  • Protla - snow packed around caribou meat
  • Attla - snow that as it falls seems to create nice pictures in the air
  • Sotla - snow sparkling with sunlight
  • Tlun - snow sparkling with moonlight
  • Astrila - snow sparkling with starlight
  • Clim - snow sparkling with flashlight or headlight
  • Tlapi - summer snow
  • Krikaya - snow mixed with breath
  • Ashtla - expected snow that's wagered on (depth, size of flakes)
  • Huantla - special snow rolled into "snow reefers" and smoked by wild Eskimo youth.
  • Tla-na-na - snow mixed with the sound of old rock and roll from a portable radio
  • Depptla - a small snowball, preserved in Lucite, that had been handled by Johnny Depp
  • Trinkyi - first snow of the year
  • Tronkyin - last snow of the year
  • Shiya - snow at dawn
  • Katiyana - night snow
  • Tlinro - snow vapor
  • Nyik - snow with flakes of widely varying size
  • Ragnitla - two snowfalls at once, creating moire patterns
  • Akitla - snow falling on water
  • Privtla - snow melting in the spring rain
  • Chahatlin - snow that makes a sizzling sound as it falls on water
  • Hootlin - snow that makes a hissing sound as the individual flakes brush
  • Geltla - snow dollars
  • Briktla - good building snow
  • Striktla - snow that's no good for building
  • Erolinyat - snow drifts containing the imprint of crazy lovers
  • Chachat - swirling snow that drives you nuts
  • Krotla - snow that blinds you
  • Tlarin - snow that can be sculpted into the delicate corsages Eskimo girls pin to their whale parkas at prom time
  • Motla - snow in the mouth
  • Sotla - snow in the south
  • Maxtla - snow that hides the whole village
  • Tlayopi - snow drifts you fall into and die
  • Truyi - avalanche of snow
  • Tlapripta - snow that burns your scalp and eyelids
  • Carpitla - snow glazed with ice
  • Tla - ordinary snow

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