kurlums

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Latvian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From kurls (deaf) +‎ -ums.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

kurlums m (1st declension)

  1. deafness (the quality of being deaf; the inability to perceive sounds)
    savā kurlumā viņš nav troksni dzirdējis — in (= because of) his deafness he didn't hear the noise
    paaugstināts trokšņa līmenis rada daudzas slimības: nervu, psihiskās, sirds un asinsvadu slimības, tas var būt par iemeslu kurlumam — increased noise levels cause many diseases: nervous, mental, cardiovascular diseases, it can (also) be the cause for deafness
  2. deafness (unwillingness to hear, to listen)
    tev kurlums iesēdies ausīs, un tu nedzirdi vairs — to you, deafness has set in the ears, and you will no longer hear

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Usage notes[edit]

Level intonation is the standard intonation for the term kurls (deaf) according to Latviešu etimoloģijas vārdnīca, pronunciation with a broken intonation is very common, however.

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