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Alexander Howard
1416887.  Fri Aug 19, 2022 7:50 am Reply with quote

It's worth it just to say 'ululation'.

 
Jenny
1416941.  Sat Aug 20, 2022 10:21 am Reply with quote

Etymology is early 17th century: from Latin ululat- ‘howled, shrieked’, from the verb ululare, of imitative origin.

 
Jenny
1416942.  Sat Aug 20, 2022 10:23 am Reply with quote

Weirdly it is used in Arabic and African cultures to express both joy and grief.

https://kaleela.com/en/the-ululation-in-arab-culture

 

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