Pronunciation[ʃuru, ʃuɾu]
DefinitionThe sound of an armadillo snoring, or of very labored breathing of an infant who has been made ill by an armadillo pajo (illness)
Sensory ModalityMOVEMENT
Pronounced in a very high pitch
Transcriptionsamanawataɡa jaŋɡaj, ʃuru ʃuru ʃuru ʃuɾhu ʃuu ʃuhu ʃuɾhu ʃuɾhu (unintelligible) watas samaʃa waɲuj kaʎaɾi
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Paho is an illness which manifests in a baby, but is linked to a nonhuman form of life which has been killed. If a newborn's father hunts and kills an animal, it is believed that the newborn will be the recipient of an illness which resembles some aspect of the animal which was killed.

Nuckolls, Janis; Tod Swanson; Charles Alger. 2024. shuru. The Quechua Ideophonic Dictionary. Online: