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kial

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If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier that other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are.
Charles De Montesquieu
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Esperanto

Etymology

Esperanto ki- (interrogative and relative correlative prefix) + -al (correlative suffix of reason)

Correlative

kial

  1. why (interrogative and relative correlative of reason)
    Like other interrogative and relative correlatives, kial can be combined with ajn, the adverbial particle of generality. Kial ajn thus means why ever.

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