“But, it’s gone!” she wailed.
“Yes,” he replied.
“Don’t you care?” she demanded. “At all?”
His calm gaze infuriated her.
“Ayurnamat,” he said, finally. “I strive for ayurnamat.”
Beauty of the World: In this series I use an “untranslatable word” in a story. These wonderful words capture the beauty of languages around the world.
Ayurnamat (Inuit, n.): a stoic attitude, where one doesn’t worry about things that can’t be changed.
For more wonderfully untranslatable words, see:
- Untranslatable Words, by Tim Lomas, PhD.
- Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words, by Ella Frances Sanders