Vocabulary Words in Native American Languages: Beothuk
We have included ten basic words, enough to give you a feeling for each language. All the nouns are singular and all
the verbs are 3rd person singular ("he or she sings") because many Native American languages don't have a separate infinitive ("to sing")
the way English and French do.
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Beothuk Word Set
The Beothuk language has long been extinct, so these vocabulary words come from 18th- and 19th-century sources and may well have some
errors in them; sadly, there are no native speakers left to verify them.
Click here to see these vocabulary words in Algonquian languages thought to be related to Beothuk:Algonquian Indian Words