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Postby Steisi » 2007-01-27, 14:02

Hello, hello.

Here we have our new forum! :bounce:

Any contributions, links, resources etc will be much appreciated :D
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Postby ego » 2007-01-27, 14:13

Are there any natives or fluent speakers around?

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Postby Steisi » 2007-01-27, 14:14

No, just someone who has resources and links :D Which will do until we attract someone.

Who's up for a kidnapping trip?
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Postby ego » 2007-01-27, 14:15

There was that Danish lady who said she was fluent in Kallaalisut.. ilaana or smth

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Postby Steisi » 2007-01-27, 14:16

Then I'll hunt her down and...politely ask her to contribute :lol:
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Postby nighean-neonach » 2007-01-27, 14:24

Faboulous! :D

I'll start posting some resources and general info soon, it's just that I have some other things to do first this weekend... so please be patient :)
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Postby gothwolf » 2007-01-27, 14:26

Hello... I'm curious about it :bounce:

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Postby culúrien » 2007-01-27, 14:34

Good luck 8)
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Postby ego » 2007-01-27, 14:36

aardappeleter wrote:Good luck 8)


Just that?? Won't you study it? What the..??

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Postby culúrien » 2007-01-27, 14:46

ego wrote:
aardappeleter wrote:Good luck 8)


Just that?? Won't you study it? What the..??


Can't I just wish you good luck in your language learning? I always wish good luck to new forums, and the smaller the language, the more luck you'll need 8)
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Postby Steisi » 2007-01-27, 14:50

Thanks :cheery:
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Postby Alcadras » 2007-01-27, 15:05

Yay!!!!

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Postby Nero » 2007-01-27, 15:10

I think Pastorant is around too. He speaks some Eskimo/Inuit

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Postby nighean-neonach » 2007-01-27, 15:27

There are several Inuit languages around, and Greenlandic itself has various dialects. This forum should focus on (standard) West Greenlandic :)
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Postby Strigo » 2007-01-27, 16:27

I'd like to listen to some inuit. :D

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Postby ego » 2007-01-27, 16:53

Haven't you seen that movie? What was the name? Iced runner or smth

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Postby Sisyphe » 2007-01-27, 18:36

Have fun everyone! ;-)
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Postby Gormur » 2007-01-27, 19:04

ego wrote:Haven't you seen that movie? What was the name? Iced runner or smth


Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0285441/

Trivia: filmed in Churchill, Manitoba :wink:

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Postby zhiguli » 2007-01-27, 23:44

yay! new forum

quviasuqtunga.

but is inuktitut included here or only to be discussed on the other un-forum?
and not to be picky, but afaik -
inuktitut is the proper name of the language. inuit is the ethnonym (plural for inuk "man")

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Postby Gormur » 2007-01-28, 0:04

zhiguli wrote:inuktitut is the proper name of the language. inuit is the ethnonym (plural for inuk "man")


Inuktitut is the dialects spoken in Northern Canada and parts of Alaska.

The linguistic terminology seems more complex than I had previously thought... :?

In Greenland the official form of Inuit language, and one of the official languages of the state, is called Kalaallisut. In other languages, it is often called Greenlandic or some cognate term. However, neither the words Kalaallisut nor Greenlandic are generally used to refer to the variants of Canada or Alaska. In Alaska the language is called Inupiatun, but the variants of the Seward Peninsula are distinguished from the other Alaskan variants by calling them Qawiaraq, or for some dialects, Bering Straits Inupiatun.

In Canada, the word Inuktitut is routinely used to refer to all Canadian variants of the Inuit traditional language, and it is under that name that it is recognised as one of the official languages of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. However, one of the variants of western Nunavut is called Inuinnaqtun to distinguish itself from the dialects of eastern Canada, while the variants of the Northwest Territories are sometimes called Inuvialuktun and have in the past sometimes been called Inuktun. In those dialects, the name is sometimes rendered as Inuktitun to reflect dialectical differences in pronunciation. The Inuit language of Quebec is called Inuttitut by its speakers, and often by other people, but this is a minor variation in pronunciation. In Labrador, the language is called Inuttut or, often in official documents, by the more descriptive name Labradorimiutut. Furthermore, Canadians - both Inuit and non-Inuit - sometimes use the word Inuktitut to refer to all of the Inuit language variants, including those of Alaska and Greenland.

The phrase "Inuit language" is largely limited to professional discourse, since in each area, there is one or more conventional terms that cover all the local variants; or it is used as a descriptive term in publications where readers can't necessarily be expected to know the locally used words. But, this means that while you can call the French language French, you cannot call the Inuit language Inuit. Saying "Peter speaks Inuit" is a very strange usage that most people who are familiar with the Inuit language would recognise as suspect, comparable to asserting that Hispanics must speak "Hispanic". The word Inuit is generally reserved for the ethnic group, both from its Inuit language meaning - it refers specifically to a group of people - and in the way the word has been adopted in English.

Although many people refer to the Inuit language as Eskimo language, this is an ambiguous term that can also include Yupik (see Eskimo-Aleut languages), and is in addition strongly discouraged in Canada and diminishing in usage elsewhere. See the article on Eskimo for more information on this word.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inuit_language

So, I don't really know if the title should be changed or not - maybe someone else has some suggestions, depending on what will be taught here - *waits for the experts to reply*. :)

Definitely a language I have a great interest in, so I will be following this thread!


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