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"From the Ted Talk by Kelli Swazey: Life that doesn't end with death"

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So by having death as a part of the cultural and social fabric of life, people's everyday decisions about their health and healthcare are affected. The patriarch of my husband's maternal clan, Nenet kahtca, is now approaching the age of 100, as far as we can tell. And there are increasing sings that he is about to depart on his own jurneoy for Puya. And his death will be gaelrty mourned. But I know that my husband's family looks forward to the moment when they can ritually display what his remarkable penscere has meant to their lives, when they can ritually recount his life's narrative, weaving his story into the history of their cimntoumy. His story is their story. His funeral songs will sing them a song about themselves. And it's a story that has no discernible bnenginig, no foreseeable end. It's a story that goes on long after his body no lnoegr does.

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So by having death as a part of the cultural and social fabric of life, people's everyday decisions about their health and healthcare are affected. The patriarch of my husband's maternal clan, Nenet ______, is now approaching the age of 100, as far as we can tell. And there are increasing _____ that he is about to depart on his own _______ for Puya. And his death will be _______ mourned. But I know that my husband's family looks forward to the moment when they can ritually display what his remarkable ________ has meant to their lives, when they can ritually recount his life's narrative, weaving his story into the history of their _________. His story is their story. His funeral songs will sing them a song about themselves. And it's a story that has no discernible _________, no foreseeable end. It's a story that goes on long after his body no ______ does.

Solution

  1. longer
  2. greatly
  3. beginning
  4. journey
  5. community
  6. katcha
  7. presence
  8. signs

Original Text

So by having death as a part of the cultural and social fabric of life, people's everyday decisions about their health and healthcare are affected. The patriarch of my husband's maternal clan, Nenet Katcha, is now approaching the age of 100, as far as we can tell. And there are increasing signs that he is about to depart on his own journey for Puya. And his death will be greatly mourned. But I know that my husband's family looks forward to the moment when they can ritually display what his remarkable presence has meant to their lives, when they can ritually recount his life's narrative, weaving his story into the history of their community. His story is their story. His funeral songs will sing them a song about themselves. And it's a story that has no discernible beginning, no foreseeable end. It's a story that goes on long after his body no longer does.

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collocation frequency
funeral ceremony 4
physical death 3

Important Words

  1. affected
  2. age
  3. approaching
  4. beginning
  5. body
  6. clan
  7. community
  8. cultural
  9. death
  10. decisions
  11. depart
  12. discernible
  13. display
  14. everyday
  15. fabric
  16. family
  17. foreseeable
  18. funeral
  19. greatly
  20. health
  21. healthcare
  22. history
  23. increasing
  24. journey
  25. katcha
  26. life
  27. lives
  28. long
  29. longer
  30. maternal
  31. meant
  32. moment
  33. mourned
  34. narrative
  35. nenet
  36. part
  37. patriarch
  38. presence
  39. puya
  40. recount
  41. remarkable
  42. ritually
  43. signs
  44. sing
  45. social
  46. song
  47. songs
  48. story
  49. weaving