Peace in All Directions
There is an interesting system
of cardinal directions in various Sami dialects
adjusted to the geographical features of the peninsula
The main guiding principle is the flow of rivers
the countryside full of valleys and fjords
The starting point is a West-East main axis
in the case of Ume
In Lule Sami the main axis direction is north-west to south-east
Further North and then East
the main direction of the axis changes based on the coastline
of the Scandinavian Peninsula and the flow of the rivers
arriving to the area from Southern regions
first South-west to North-west
then Sourth-North in the northern most regions
In the eastern areas where Skolts
and especially Akkala and Ter Sami people live
the direction of the main axi is North-East to South-West and West-East
"Nuorta" present in all dialects
but the direction it designates is different
depending on the given dialect and the geographical place
shifting meaning while moving
from the Southern most to the Eastern most corner of Lapland
"Nuorta" is North in Southern Same, Ume Samie and Lule Sami
means Northeast Lule Sami and North Sami
and North in the Western part of North Sami
means East in Northern part of North Sami, Inari Sami
and South East in Skolt
and South and South East in Eastern Sami
Peace is "Ráfi" in several Sami languages
Read More about Sami Directions at https://dea.lib.unideb.hu/server/api/core/bitstreams/d7684886-3bb2-46a7-9b0c-641bff68342f/content and https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/nuorta
A Riff of Rafi in Sami
"Ráfi" is peace in Saami,
a language of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia
again "Ráfi" (peace) in Northern Sami
so is "R̃afi" (peace) and "Ássu" (peace)
Lule Sami's peace is "Ráfe"
”Ráffe” or "Rávve" is peace in Pite Sami
as does "Säddo" mean peace and stillness
and a homonym Sandbank
"Raahfee" is peace in Ume Sami
Skolt Sami's peace in "Rääuh"
while in Southern Sami or Åarjelsaemien gïele "Raeffie" is peace
Meridional Sami is also "Raeffie" (peace)
Some are written in Cyrillic letters
"мырр" (peace) in Inari Sami
Kildi Sami "А̄ййв" [Ājjv] (peace)
Fast Cars On The Snow
Arjeplog Sweden a popular place
winter test site for Asian and European cars
peace and stillness "ráffe" in Arjeplog Saami
interrupted by revving engines
in this language called by the locals
Bisumsáme giella or Pite Saami’s language
Ráffe: Daily Peace Challenge Day 1364
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