SWEDISH WORD OF THE WEEK: WEEK #5
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KJUSA (common gender/en-word, plural: kjusor)
1. a small, narrow valley
I'm also Swedish and am a bit curious, is this pronounced with /kj/ or /ɕ/? My intuition said /kj/ but that's probably since we only have 3 words, including this one, that starts with kj-.
Yes, it's true that there are only three words beginning with kj- in Swedish. Kjortel is not the historical spelling of kjol since kjol=skirt and kjortel is more of an old dress worn by both men and women in the middle ages. The same as kirtle in English i believe.
What a strange word. I wonder what it means by "small," relative to other valleys. Oh man, imagine a line of dalarhäst cruising down the kjusa. Cute.