księżyc - Iñupiatun

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księżyc - Iñupiatun

Postby księżycowy » 2013-01-31, 19:04

And thus begins my study of Iñupiaq. :D

I'm sure I'll post here from time to time, even after the last leg of the Powwow. But for now I'll settle on one month of study. I don't intend to get too far. I'll be using materials from the ANLC that teach North Slope Iñupiaq. I plan to get through the first three chapters of the First Year Grammar book, which go over pronunciation, phonological processes, and an basic overview of grammar (parts of speech) respectively.

I've started going over the alphabet and pronunciation, so here we go:

Vowels:
a - aa
/a~a:/
i - ii
/ɪ~i:/
u - uu
/ʊ~u:/
Consonants:
p - /p/
t - /t/
[ṭ - /t͡ʃ/]
ch - /t͡ʃ/
k - /k/ normally, but occasionally /x/ (kh = /x/)
q - /q/ (qh = /x/)
[’]
ł - /ł/
ł̣ - /ʎ̥/
s - /s/
sr - /ʂ/
h - /h/
y - /j/
r - /ʐ/
g - /ɣ/ but also occasionally /x/ (we'll see when and why later)
ġ - /ʁ/ but also occasionally /χ/
m - /m/
n - /n/
ñ - /ɲ/
ŋ - /ŋ/


More to come!

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Re: księży - Iñupiatun

Postby księżycowy » 2013-02-14, 13:06

I've decided to stick with Iñupiaq for at least the full three months. It's just too interesting to drop just yet. [And something tells me I'll take that long to get through at least the first three chapters :lol: ]

I'm starting on chapter 2 today.

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Re: księży - Iñupiatun

Postby księżycowy » 2013-02-17, 20:50

Ok, maybe I won’t be doing Iñupiaq for much longer. I'm finding the phonology and sound changes mind bending. And with my TAC going well I don't want to jeopardize ruining it.

I should have went with my first choice of Aleut. :lol: Oh well, I'll be back to Iñupiaq when I have more time.


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