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Re: Questions/Help

Posted: 2014-09-17, 12:23
by Kohlensäure
I need little advice for greenlandic.

"He saw the man going to the beach"
Angut sisamut atertoq takuaa.

So how about "He saw a man going to the beach"?
Is it:
Angummik sisamut atertumik takuvoq.
?

Re: General Discussion

Posted: 2015-04-24, 2:28
by Koko
Anyone know Cree enough to answer me this: what is the difference between mêchisow and mowew? (both are "to eat")

Re: Questions/Help

Posted: 2015-04-24, 3:04
by księżycowy
Where as I can't seem to locate 'mêchisow' in any of my resources, 'mowew' means "s/he is eating them' http://www.creedictionary.com/search/in ... &cwr=49079

(They also give the verb 'michisowin' as 'to eat.')
Either way, they seem to be difference forms of the same basic verb.

Re: Questions/Help

Posted: 2015-04-24, 3:12
by Koko
I also found my answer here.

But thank you ^^

(My mom has had this book on Cree for animal words and what they do, from which I got mowew (guessed it was plural object because the next word was berries) and mêchisow). Apparently there's differences in that the former takes an animate object and the latter an inanimate one.

Re: Questions/Help

Posted: 2015-04-24, 3:33
by księżycowy
I'm just glad you were able to find an answer cause I'm far from an expert. :)

Re: Questions/Help

Posted: 2015-04-24, 4:00
by Koko
For how widely spoken (it's one of the most spoken native languages, if not the most, in Canada) Cree is, I'm surprised by how little we on Unilang know of it. I mean, I understand the desire to learn not well-known NAILs, but Navajo is fairly popular. In fact it's almost as popular here on Unilang as Catalan is :lol: .

Y u no study the language of my people :doggy: ?

Re: Questions/Help

Posted: 2015-04-24, 13:27
by księżycowy
Uh, cause I got no time for dat.

Re: Questions/Help

Posted: 2015-04-24, 14:32
by Koko
Neither do I :lol: . It takes too much dedication and time that I want to spend on Italian and Czech.

Re: Questions/Help

Posted: 2015-04-24, 14:37
by księżycowy
Yup, I feel that.

I'm hoping to get back to Cayuga by the Fall. I know that's not Cree, but at least its a NAIL. :P

Re: Questions/Help

Posted: 2016-09-03, 4:45
by Koko
How do i do the verb "to give" miyêw?

Nimiyâw ôhi niska should mean "I give him the goose," right? And so would "Nâpêwa nimiyikoyiwa mostos" mean "The man gives me a cow?" How do i say "i give him to (animate)?"

I'm sure this verb has parallels in related languages, or even in different families.

Re: Questions/Help

Posted: 2016-09-12, 18:36
by aaakknu
How to form ergative plural in Greenlandic?
As I understand:
inuk - abs. sg.
inuup - erg. sg.
inuit - abs. pl.
??? - erg. pl.

Re: Questions/Help

Posted: 2016-09-12, 19:38
by linguoboy
Irusia wrote:How to form ergative plural in Greenlandic?
As I understand:
inuk - abs. sg.
inuup - erg. sg.
inuit - abs. pl.
??? - erg. pl.

Isn't it the same as the absolutive?

Re: Questions/Help

Posted: 2016-09-13, 15:08
by aaakknu
linguoboy wrote:Isn't it the same as the absolutive?

Thank you. Yes, it is the same, I just didn't notice it.

[Cherokee] handwriting-style font

Posted: 2018-02-28, 0:14
by repl2
Does anybody have a Cherokee original-handwriting-style font?

Re: [Cherokee] handwriting-style font

Posted: 2018-02-28, 0:16
by księżycowy
I don't, but why do you ask?

Re: [Cherokee] handwriting-style font

Posted: 2018-02-28, 0:40
by repl2
Because original Sequoia-style handwriting is the natural Cherokee font
but I can find only european-typewriting-stylised fonts on the Internet...

Re: [Cherokee] handwriting-style font

Posted: 2018-02-28, 0:43
by księżycowy
Oh, do you just mean a Cherokee font in general?
You don't have any Cherokee fonts on your computer?

Or do you mean the style of the Cherokee font?

Re: [Cherokee] handwriting-style font

Posted: 2018-02-28, 2:32
by repl2
I mean something like this:
Image
as a computer font.

Re: [Cherokee] handwriting-style font

Posted: 2018-02-28, 11:21
by księżycowy
I'm not so sure I would imply that the print form of the Cherokee alphabet is "unnatural". It was created by the same person that created the cursive form after all.

Whatever the case, I'll keep a look out for cursive Cherokee fonts. :)

Also, I'm merging this with the help/questions thread.

Re: Questions/Help

Posted: 2018-07-12, 11:12
by Lur
I wonder, if a Navajo word ends in a glottal stop, and the next word starts with a vowel (another glottal stop?), then the two glottal stops do something funny, or just merge into a single glottal stop?

(I have developed quite a bit of wanderlust about this family in general :blush: )