How could I resist this word, magical in its rounded sounds, even if its meaning may not give most of us much pretext to make regular use of it: ‘where the muskoxen have their country’. Say it three times in quick succession, whether or not there are muskoxen nearby.

See also my bestellar review of this wonderful book, complete with a mosaic of quotations, metaphors, triologisms and other alluring Eskimo words.

Source: Barry Lopez, Arctic Dreams, p. 281

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