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Inuktitut

Postby Egein » 2004-12-05, 5:35

Inuktitut puzzles me.
I have no clue on how it works.
There is nowhere a grammar to be find on the whole world wide web as far as I know.

Has anyone got any concrete knowledge of the language and would like to share it?

I know it's polysynthetic, and that plural is partialy made by adding -t.

Please enlighten my ignorance!

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Postby bluechiron » 2004-12-05, 15:32

Well, I honestly know nothing about it. But after doing a search I found:

http://www.shindale.com/inuktitut/hbgloss5.htm

this one has some sound files. They have more on the main page:

http://www.shindale.com/inuktitut/index.shtml

And a short course:

http://www.tununiq.com/masters/iinuk.htm
And this one talks about morphology:

http://www.indiana.edu/~gasser/L103/Assignments/exam4.html

It also looks like there are a good number of books and courses available for sale.

Hope that helps.
Shukta shimi yuyankapak, kanpa ñawikunata wichkana ushankakunarakmi kanpa shungutawan uyankirakpish.
To know another language, first your eyes will have to be open, and you will have to listen with your heart.

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Postby zhigulionthevolga » 2004-12-08, 7:47

I don't speak Inuktitut but I do have the Arctic college textbooks, so if you have any specific questions just post them here.

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Postby zhigulionthevolga » 2004-12-08, 7:52

Also take a look at the affix-list at this site:
http://ling.kgw.tu-berlin.de/staff/Nowak/pub_list.html


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