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Postby Vertaler » 2007-01-29, 14:23

I bought Jerrold M. Saddock's "A Grammar of Kalaallisut" last year. The book was published in 2003.
Didn't have much time to look through it, though. And because it's not intended for learners but for linguists, it's not the first choice for this forum, I guess.

But since I noticed Stacy lives in Espoo - well, if you're interested, you could have a look, copy some pages (or the whole book, if you like).

The book's available from the publisher's web shop.

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Postby Steisi » 2007-01-29, 14:57

Do you happen to study at the Uni of Helsinki, by any chance? ;)
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Postby Vertaler » 2007-01-29, 15:33

Opiskelen Suomen kieltä ja kultuuria, ehkä me ollaan jopa samalla kurssilla ...?

If I deduce correctly from what you wrote on the Finnish forums, we're even studying the same subject *g*

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Postby Steisi » 2007-01-29, 15:44

Ei vielä, pääsin just kokeen läpi, ja vaihdan pääaineeni kesällä :) Nähdään siellä! Olisin ollut Marja-Leena Miettisen kurssilla keskiviikkoisin mutta en mahtunut, ja mulla on samaan aikaan Structural Analysis. Oletko saksalainen? Olisi kiva nähdä kirja, ja sinuakin :D

Not yet, I just passed the exam, and I'm changing my major in the summer :) See you there! I would have been in Marja-Leena Miettinen's Wednesday course, but I didn't fit there, and I have a Structural Analysis course at the same time. Are you German? Would be nice to see the book, and you too :D
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Postby nighean-neonach » 2007-01-29, 18:51

Hey Vertaler,
thank you, I think I'm going to put that book on my list :) Might be a good addition to Bjørnum's grammar, and I do linguistics at uni anyway. We have lots of older books on Greenlandic in the library, but most of them are very technical, plus in the outdated spelling, and also with some outdated theories.
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Postby JackFrost » 2007-01-29, 21:28

Stacy wrote:I rather meant that I would like rant to you about how I dislike Colloquial Finnish (it made me want to cry :lol:) but still, everyone has a different style :D

I have Assimil Finnish from the library in my hand now, but many of the phrases bore me...I just skip to the grammar explaination parts. :roll:

I'm too poor to be buying language books, you know. I could barely pay my rent and feed myself. :lol:
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Postby Alcadras » 2007-01-29, 21:41

JackFrost wrote:
I'm too poor to be buying language books, you know. I could barely pay my rent and feed myself. :lol:

Yeah yeah. :D

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Postby nighean-neonach » 2007-01-29, 22:10

Awww, what about abebooks and ebay and stuff? Books are about the only thing I spend money on (well, apart from travelling ;) ), but I'm not particularly rich either... inter-library loan is a very useful concept as well :D
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Postby Steisi » 2007-01-30, 7:44

Jackfrost: There is an EXCELLENT Finnish course on Unilang written by a talented and gifted Unilanger.. :whistle:

I just wrote the continuation course to it as well, it explains basic stuff, so you can decide whether it's worth buying books on it after that :D

By the way, I looked at your Myspace and you well remind me of Dave Grohl :shock:
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Postby JackFrost » 2007-01-30, 8:50

Stacy wrote:Jackfrost: There is an EXCELLENT Finnish course on Unilang written by a talented and gifted Unilanger.. :whistle:

I just wrote the continuation course to it as well, it explains basic stuff, so you can decide whether it's worth buying books on it after that :D

By the way, I looked at your Myspace and you well remind me of Dave Grohl :shock:

That explains why I have dot on eastern Finland on my visitor world map log. :lol:


I'll check it out...I didn't even notice it. :P
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Postby Steisi » 2007-01-30, 8:55

Cool. I want one. a world visitor whatsit thing.
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Postby JackFrost » 2007-01-30, 8:59

Stacy wrote:Cool. I want one. a world visitor whatsit thing.

Just click on it and it will lead you to a website. You'll know from there...

Add me if you have Myspace. I have too much guys as friends and that's what I get for being gay. :lol:
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Postby nighean-neonach » 2007-02-02, 13:33

A linguistic paper on Inuktitut languages, lots of Greenlandic info and examples:
http://www.cl.unizh.ch/siclemat/lehre/s ... ak2002.pdf

This lady was a bit weird when I asked her for some info a year ago or so, but nevertheless she does good research.
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Postby Alcadras » 2007-02-02, 17:47

nighean-neonach wrote:A linguistic paper on Inuktitut languages, lots of Greenlandic info and examples:
http://www.cl.unizh.ch/siclemat/lehre/s ... ak2002.pdf

This lady was a bit weird when I asked her for some info a year ago or so, but nevertheless she does good research.

Ow, it's german. :?

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Postby nighean-neonach » 2007-02-02, 17:56

Awww, yes, sorry... Sometimes I don't even notice which language I am reading or speaking or thinking in :roll: :shock:
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Postby Steisi » 2007-02-02, 22:10

Just to let you all know, I haven't disappeared, I'm submerged in resources and hibernating in them until I can form some sentences :D

I also have an ear infection so just resting most of the time =/
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Postby nighean-neonach » 2007-02-02, 22:46

Aww, I hope you will be better soon, Stacy :)
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Postby Steisi » 2007-02-03, 13:20

Ta muchly
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Postby Fränzi » 2007-12-17, 2:51

Well, to start off, I've finally ordered Kauderwelsch's Grönländisch Wort-für-Wort, along with the CD of course. I've heard mainly good things about it (as noted for instance in this thread), so hopefully it'll provide a good grounding for when I finally attempt Qaagit.

Unfortunately, Kalaallisut Sungiuaatit doesnt seem to be listed at any online store I can find, except for Gyldendal.dk, which then only seems to list the book, but no audio resources. Any ideas?

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Postby limoneneis » 2008-02-28, 16:06

I finally want to buy a grammar book. On atuagkat.com I found two different ones: "Håndbog i grønlandsk grammatik" by Estrid Janussen and Stig Bjørnum's "Grønlandsk grammatik". Does anybody know the difference? I heard Stig Bjørnum's grammar is the best. I also want to buy Qanoq and they always recommend Janussen's grammar book.

I've seen Kalaallisut Sungiaatit on atuagkat.com. You have to choose Danish language in order to see most of the language books. It's listed under sprog.


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