The Boro language (spoken in a corner of northeast India) has a number of important words that English has overlooked.

Onsra: to love for the last time.

One of the things that bothers me most about my native tongue is the utter flatness of the word 'love.' I could say "I love this language," but I'd have to use the same word that I'd use to say "I love my brother" or "I love my romantic partner," or "I love Taco Bell." Of course, it's never possible to come up with enough words to describe that specific emotion, because love is created independently and bears no resemblance to any love before it or any love after it. Can you ever love two things or people in the same way? Essentially, all love is onsra. Everything we love, we love for the last time.

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