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EtymologyEdit

From kurls (deaf) +‎ -ums.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

kurlums m (1st declension)

  1. deafness (the quality of being deaf; the inability to perceive sounds)
    savā kurlumā viņš nav troksni dzirdējisin (= 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 kurlumamincreased 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 vairsto you, deafness has set in the ears, and you will no longer hear

Usage notesEdit

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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