By the way, if anyone finds a modern book we should translate instead of this one, let me know.
When consonants bump together, different changes happen.
c. We first mention nasalization. This sound change, which is so common in some American Eskimo tribes in the final sound of the word, also appears in Greenlandic. The put-togethers kíkut uko, who are they, and sût uko, what are they, are always pronounced kíkunuko and sûnuko;
uvdlup ilâ, a time of day, is often pronounced uvdlumilâ;
inuk â, "oh you, human", is pronounced inungâ,
erneq â, "oh you, son", often sounds like ernerngâ.
In the Egedesminde region, as mentioned, G is commonly pronounced as NG.
When a suffix or addition that begins with M or N is to be added to a stem that has a final sound of K, this last one is nasalizated.
Aluk, a place name, -mio, inhabitant, becomes Alungmio, aluk inhabitant.
ugssuk, bearded seal, -niaq, hunter, becomes ugssungniaq, bearded seal hunter.
kiak, warmth, -mut, to, becomes kiangmut, to the warmth.
The same happens when M or N follows T, but here the written language is content with accentuating the vowel in front of M and N.
tarnut, ointment, -mik, with, becomes tarnúmik, with ointment.
ũmat, heart, -naq, "alike-looking", becomes ũmánaq, a mountain with a heart-like shape.
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