11 terms for what we knew as "rain"

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The “Eskimo words for snow” claim is a popular urban legend, alleging that Eskimos have an unusually large number of words for snow. The urban legend usually attributes this to the Inuit people of North America, where there is no single “Eskimo” language. In general, the Eskimo–Aleut languages have about the same number of distinct word roots referring to snow as English does. In contrast, the European Sami People, an indigenous circumpolar group, do have hundreds of words for snow.—Wikipedia, Eskimo words for snow

  • Life-giving liquid which once fell from the sky
  • Absentwater
  • H2n0t
  • Missing moistwind
  • Dried up cloud crying
  • Far-too-rare fluid
  • Nature’s cottonmouth
  • Disappeared dew
  • Long gone Godtears
  • Delinquent deliquescence 
  • Please goddammit drops