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Vocabulary Words in the Eskimo-Aleut Language Family

These Eskimo-Aleut words are not spelled phonetically--each word is spelled according to the orthography of its own language, so if you're not familiar with these languages you will need to follow the links to see how to pronounce them. We are working on a second chart transcribed into IPA symbols. We have included twenty basic Eskimo-Aleut 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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Eskimo-Aleut Word Sets

English (Français) Aleut Alutiiq Inuktitut Yupik
One (Un) Ataqan All'iluq Atausiq Atauciq
Two (Deux) Aalağ Mal'uk Malruk Malluk
Three (Trois) Qaankun Pingayun Pingasut Pingayun
Four (Quatre) Siching Staaman Sisamat Staamat
Five (Cinq) Chaang Talliman Tallimat Talliman
Man (Homme) Tayağuğ Nukallpiaq Angun Angun
Woman (Femme) Ayagağ Arnaq Arnaq Arnaq
Sun (Soleil) Ağathağ Macaq Siqiniq Macaq
Moon (Lune) Tugithağ Iraluq Taqqiq Iraluq
Water (Eau) Taangağ Taangaq Imiq Emeq

Additional Resources

   Wikipedia: Eskimo-Aleut



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