Kemi Saami

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Kemi Saami

Postby Linguaphile » 2019-09-15, 2:56

Kemi Saami is the only variety of Saami that doesn't yet have its own thread, so I'll add one. It is an extinct variety of Saami for which the last speakers died in the 1800s, so much less is known about this language in comparison with other Saami languages. It was spoken in Finland and shared features similar to those of Inari Saami and Skolt Saami. A few songs (joiks) have been preserved.

Kemi vocab list at Álgu database
Kemi Saami at Wikipedia
The Lord's Prayer in Kemi Saami
Kulnasatz (Guldnasaš njirrožan), a poem in Kemi Saami
Uralic Languages in Northern Europe has a brief Kemi wordlist
Kemi Saami at Wiktionary only 1(!) word for now, but I'm linking to it anyway (the word is äätj)

A small set of vocabulary:

dōm = house (presumably a Russian loan)
kuddoš = threshold
juokpäiv = daily, everyday
salm = eye
vaimo = heart (at least in the figurative sense)
äätj = father
olmants = man, person
laip = bread
maiďdo = milk
mutze = beautiful, handsome
šur = big
liulus = heavy
patså buårest = goodbye

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Re: Kemi Saami

Postby Linguaphile » 2019-09-15, 4:02

Weather

päiv = day, sun
palv = cloud
tolgask = lightning
šajm = snowdrift
koške = dry
taive = sky
ädnam = earth

:arrow: for comparison

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Re: Kemi Saami

Postby Linguaphile » 2019-09-15, 4:03

Personal pronouns

Nominative
mun = I
tun = you (singular)
sun = he, she
miieg = we
tiieg = you (plural)
siieg = they

Genitive
mu = my
tu = your (singular)
su = his, her
miin = our
tiin = your (plural)
siin = their

:arrow: for comparison

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Re: Kemi Saami

Postby Linguaphile » 2019-09-15, 4:04

Vegetation, bodies of water, animals

koasa = spruce
mirr = tree
oasid = branches
kint = couchgrass

:arrow: for comparison (Vegetation)


javre = lake
väije = stream, brook

:arrow: for comparison (Bodies of water)


lehme = cow
pootso = reindeer
nirå = reindeer calf
rieman = fox
ajna = seal

:arrow: for comparison (Animals)


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