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Name of the Day – Ylajali

I’m currently reading Hunger by Norwegian author Knut Hamsun. Early on in the novel, the narrator encounters an anonymous woman in the street and creates a name for her:

I stand and gaze into her eyes, and hit, on the spur of the moment, on a name which I have never heard before–a name with a gliding, nervous sound–Ylajali!

When he later fantasizes about the woman, he calls her by this made-up name. (I’m not done with the book, so I don’t know if he ever discovers her real name.)

I believe Ylajali would be pronounced something like “ill-a-ya-lee” in Norwegian. It’s been used for a restaurant and an album, but I have yet to track down a human named Ylajali.