Brief glossary of the frozen commons-related scientific terms and their linguistic origin

Phenomena Term Original language Phonetics
Drained thaw/thermokarst lake basin Alas

Hasyrey

Sakha

Nenets?

ɑ:lɑ:s

hɑ:si:rei

Frost mound/hydrolaccolith Bulgunniakh

Pingo

Sakha

Inuit

bʊlgʊni:ɑ:h

pi:ngoʊ

High center polygon/frozen ground mound Bayjerakh Sakha baɪdʒerɑ:h
Part of waterbody (sea, lake or river) free of ice. Polynia Russian poʊli:ni:ɑ:
Perennially unfrozen layer surrounded by permafrost Talik Russian tɑ:li:k
Snow drift Zastrug Russian zɑ:strʊg