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===Numbers(system in the Greenlandic)===
 
===Numbers(system in the Greenlandic)===
  
0 - norlu
+
0 - nuur(ee)
  
1 - atesi
+
1 - aats(ee)
  
2 - marul
+
2 - marr(ee)
  
3 - penqo
+
3 - peng(ee)
  
4 - sisama
+
4 - sissem(ee)
  
5 - tellim
+
5 - tallim(ee)
  
6 - arinlit
+
6 - aariinliit
  
7 - arinmarlut
+
7 - aariin-marriit
  
8 - arinpenqut
+
8 - aariin-pengiit
  
9 - qualgaot
+
9 - aariin-sissemit
  
10 - qilet
+
10 - quuaati
  
11 - aqnut
+
11 - aaquunliit
  
12 - aqnmarlut
+
12 - aaquun-marriit
  
13 - aqnpengut
+
13 - aaquun-pengiit
  
14 - aqnsisamut
+
14 - aaquun-sissemiit
  
15 - aqntellimut
+
15 - aaquun-tallimiit
  
16 - arvirat
+
16 - aarweeliit
  
17 - arvimarlut
+
17 - aarweel-marriit
  
18 - arvipengut
+
18 - aarweel-pengiit
  
19 - arvisisamut
+
19 - aarweel-sissemiit
  
20 - arvitellimut ( or "qiletamarlut" )
+
20 - marriguut
  
30 - qiletapengut
+
30 - guuata-pengiit
  
40 - qiletasisamut
+
40 - guuata-sissemiit
  
50 - qiletatellimut
+
50 - guuata-tallimiit
  
60 - qiletarinlit
+
60 - guuata-aariinliit
  
70 - qiletarinmarlut
+
70 - guuata-aariin-marriit
  
80 - qiletarinpenqut
+
80 - guuata-aariin-pengiit
  
90 - qiletaqualgaot
+
90 - guuata-aariin-sissemiit
  
100 - untrikat
+
100 - (h)uuntriid
  
1000 - tusinket
+
200 - marr(ee)g-(h)uuntriid
 +
 
 +
1000 - tu(h)us(s)inted
 +
 
 +
5000 - tu(h)us(s)inta-tallimiit
  
 
===Time===
 
===Time===

Revision as of 17:30, 14 October 2009

Inuktitut is the name for the varieties of Inuit spoken in Canada. It is an Eskimo-Aleut language that known for being a language with lots of very long agglutinative words, owing to the fact that there are a very large number of infixes (parts of speech which modify the meaning of a word), but it does not have the same irregularities as Indo-European languages. There is also a rumour that the language has hundreds of different words for snow, in reality there are only four (these four are: spread-out snow - aput, snow like salt - pokaktok, newly-drifted snow - akelrorak and soft snow - mauyaôlertok). There are a few (not hundreds) of words relating to snow eg. snow block (auverk), igloo (iglu), snow knife (panar), snow on clothes, boots etc. (ayak).

Contents

Pronunciation Guide

Vowels

A a 
Like "a" in "cat".
E e 
Like "e" in "bet".
I i 
Like "ee" in "feet".
O o 
Like "o" in "hot".
U u 
Like "u" in "put".

Consonants

D d 
Like "d" in "dad".
G g 
Like "g" in "get".
J j 
Like "y" in "yet".
K k 
Like "k" in "oak".
L l 
Like "l" in "let".
M m 
Like "m" in "man".
N n 
Like "n" in "no".
P p 
Like "p" in "pan".
Q q 
Like "c" in "car".
R r 
Like "r" in "road".
S s 
Like "sh" in "shot".
T t 
Like "t" in "stop".
W w 
Like "w" in "wet".
Y y 
Like "y" in "yet".

Common dipthongs

kr 
Like "k" in "king" but pronounced deep in the throat. Like "cr" in "cream".
ng 
Like "ng" in "sing".
dlerk 
Like "ts lurk" in "cats lurk".

Phrase list

Common signs

OPEN 
Open
CLOSED 
Closed
ENTRANCE 
Entrance
EXIT 
Exit
PUSH 
Push
PULL 
Pull
TOILET 
Toilet
MEN 
Men
WOMEN 
Women
FORBIDDEN 
Forbidden


Hello. 
Ai. (Ey)
How are you? 
Qanuipit? (Kan-oo-ee-peet)
Fine, thank you. 
Qaniungi. (Kan-ee-oo-ngee)
What is your name? 
Kinauvit? (Keen-a-oo-veet?)
My name is ______ . 
Uvanga _____ativa (Oov-a-nga _____at-ee-va)
Nice to meet you. 
Nice to meet you. (NIGHSS t' meet YOO)
Please. 
Please. (pleez)
Thank you. 
Naqurmiik. (Nak-urm-eek)
You're welcome. 
Ilaali. (Eel-a-lee)
Yes. 
Î. (Ee)
No. 
Nakka. (Nak-a)
Excuse me. (getting attention
Excuse me. (ehkz-KYOOZ mee)
Excuse me. (begging pardon
Excuse me. (ehkz-KYOOZ mee)
I'm sorry. 
Ogguarpunga. (Og-oo-ar-pu-nga)
Goodbye (to one person)
Tavvauvutit. (Tav-a-oov-oo-teet)
Goodbye (to many people)
Tavvauvusi. (Tav-a-oov-oo-see)
I can't speak Inuktitut [well]. 
I can't speak Inuktitut [well]. (IGH cant speek IN-ook-tee-toot [wehl])
Do you speak English? 
Do you speak English? (doo YOO speek ING-lush?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
Is there someone here who speaks English? (IZ thayr SUM-wun heer hoo speekz ING-lush?)
Help! 
Ikajunga! (Ee-ka-yu-nga!)
Look out! 
Look out! (look OWT!)
Good morning. 
Ulaakut. (Ool-ak-oot)
Good evening. 
Good evening. (guhd EEV-ning)
Good night. 
Unnukkut. (Oon-oo-koot)
Good night (to sleep
Good night. (good NIGHT)
I don't understand. 
Tukisinngittung. (Too-kees-ee-ng-toong)
Where is the toilet? 
Where is the toilet? (WAYR iz thuh TOY-leht?)

Problems

Numbers

Numbers(system in the Greenlandic)

0 - nuur(ee)

1 - aats(ee)

2 - marr(ee)

3 - peng(ee)

4 - sissem(ee)

5 - tallim(ee)

6 - aariinliit

7 - aariin-marriit

8 - aariin-pengiit

9 - aariin-sissemit

10 - quuaati

11 - aaquunliit

12 - aaquun-marriit

13 - aaquun-pengiit

14 - aaquun-sissemiit

15 - aaquun-tallimiit

16 - aarweeliit

17 - aarweel-marriit

18 - aarweel-pengiit

19 - aarweel-sissemiit

20 - marriguut

30 - guuata-pengiit

40 - guuata-sissemiit

50 - guuata-tallimiit

60 - guuata-aariinliit

70 - guuata-aariin-marriit

80 - guuata-aariin-pengiit

90 - guuata-aariin-sissemiit

100 - (h)uuntriid

200 - marr(ee)g-(h)uuntriid

1000 - tu(h)us(s)inted

5000 - tu(h)us(s)inta-tallimiit

Time

Clock time

Duration

Days

Months

Writing time and date

Colors

Transportation

Bus and train

Directions

Taxi

Lodging

Money

Eating

Bars

Shopping

Driving

Authority

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