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perdita

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SPOILER: Word suggestion for Sunday’s puzzle
« on: August 16, 2020, 04:59:45 PM »
Hi there!
I tried the word tsampa, which was not recognised.

It’s the staple diet of  Tibetans.
Roasted barley flour.
I read about this as a child (many  years ago) in a series of books by Lobsang Rampa, somehow the word  has stayed in my brain.
A google search certainly mentions it too.
What do you think?
Perdita
« Last Edit: August 16, 2020, 06:22:27 PM by Alan W »

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Re: Word suggestion for Sunday’s puzzle
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2020, 05:53:28 PM »
Hi Perdita

Having eaten tsampa along with Yak butter tea [plus Yak hairs]
I would not be sorry should I never see the word again

Carol
 

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Re: SPOILER: Word suggestion for Sunday’s puzzle
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2020, 06:48:56 PM »
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Re: SPOILER: Word suggestion for Sunday’s puzzle
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2020, 09:37:10 PM »
The Merriam-Webster dictionary and Wiktionary both list tsampa, as a variant form of tsamba, which is already accepted in Chi. But, from what I can see, the tsampa version is the one used more frequently.

In any case, I'll add tsampa to the Chi lexicon, as a rare word.
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