!XóõǂnūuChase off a storm because of threatening lightning strikes by waving a burning branch and throwing it into the sky or by rubbing armpit sweat onto oneself and saying sūi sàa-tê.

This language is such a goldmine for great words. Here are my favorites: ʘgò̰p - sound made by a pointed object (e.g. a spear, horn, knife) sliding with a flat trajectory into the sand. ʼǀnâ̰i - insult someone by raising the leg and showing off the anus. ǃã́ - the clicking sound produced by the knee joints of an eland when walking or running. ǁāi - the hole dug by sexually mature wildebeest and hartebeest and scented with the pedal gland to mark territory. gǁxòp / kxʼàu - the sound made when someone walks through bushes because the way is lost. ǂnùm - lay out a skin for making a hunting bag by spreading the fore and hindquarters. ǂnūu - chase off a storm because of threatening lightning strikes by waving a burning branch and throwing it into the sky or by rubbing armpit sweat onto oneself and saying sūi sàa-tê. pʼkxʼàli - the sound of rapid evacuation of the bowels. txâli - squeeze out loose compacted fecal matter from the bowels of an antelope with a downward milking motion. Also, the language has over 50 terms for strangely specific sounds. I only included my favorites, though. Some info about the language: It is a click language spoken by about 2,600 people in the Kalahari desert in Botswana and Namibia. It is a Khoisan language, part of the Tuu family. By most counts, it has the largest phoneme inventory (distinct speech sounds) of any language on Earth. The language is also tonal. According to Wikipedia, Traill counts 58 consonants, 31 vowels, and 4 tones in the East dialect. DoBeS counts 87 consonants, 20 vowels, and 2 tones in the West dialect (the difference is possibly due to different analyses rather than differences between dialects). Of these counts, 20 (Traill) and 43 (DoBeS) of the consonants are clicks. The language also has a complex agreement system in its grammar where nouns belong to one of 5 noun classes, and often change class when pluralized. Plurals are often suppletive (changing form completely) or irregular. Verbs and other parts of speech must agree in class with the nouns. Nouns also belong to one of two tone classes, and the tones on verbs and other parts of speech must agree with the nouns also. So there is a complex two-way agreement system. Edit: The vowels deserve a mention. It has a basic 5 vowel system of /a e i o u/ (same as Spanish and many other languages - the most common vowel system worldwide). However, each vowel can be nasalized, breathy-voiced, glottalized, pharyngealized, or strident. Many of these phonations can be combined. Strident vowels are produced by accompanying the vowel with an epiglottal trill. This type of vowel (as far as I'm aware) is unique to the Khoisan languages.