one’s pulse.

I’m not sure how to classify pulse, and breath, and voice, but they are nearly always obligatorily possessed.

2 Replies to “saxīla”

  1. I’d be interested in seeing a crosslinguistic study of the idea of a pulse before medical knowledge was shared over wide areas. In other words, the idea of a pulse seems to me like the type of thing that different languages might encode differently, unless they encountered another culture that had a word for “pulse”. This is just a suspicion, though; I have no idea what the actual data might look like.

  2. Neither do I. But I figure a pulse is easily detectable, so there ought to be some way to refer to it. The stem is actually the same stem as the word for ‘rhythmic’.

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