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Old 10-20-2011, 04:21 PM
 
Location: ... wish u were here.
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:49 PM
 
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Thank you Ship for the link... Sity, Rance and Nephler I would love to rep ya but have to spread them around a bit to do so... I love hearing it Nephler.. it helps to remember the words more.. great idea to keep the languages alive through education.
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:32 PM
 
Location: ... wish u were here.
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And it is the World famous Pochaev Monastery.






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Old 10-20-2011, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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Nej. Jag talar svenska!
Hey, no fair speaking Swedish! That's white man language!

And that's really cool, Neph. I'll have to check that out once you get it finished. I don't know anything at all about the native peoples of Michigan and that area, or really anywhere in the lower 48 for that matter. Kinda backwards since I live here...

Also, Ellimeruteten niitaqluki tatervaurtenritniartuten!

(Thee-mah-coo-da-den knee-talk-thoo-key da-deck-vowk-den-git-knee-awk-two-den): Do what you are asked to do so you won't become lazy.

Now, I have no idea how Ellimeruteten could possibly be pronounced as "thee-mah-coo-da-den". I suppose it's like I said before about it being primarily a spoken language, but you would think the guy who transcribed all the Yup'ik words into English lettering would have done a better job of making the lettering match the corresponding sounds. There's no "th" in that word! And no "c"!
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Point Hope Alaska
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Native languages use 'dipthongs' & guttural sounds that we are not easily capable of.
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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Yeah, I actually know a fair bit about that because linguistics is one of my strong suits. The more guttural sounds are difficult to figure out, but I try to relate it to something in English and then just exaggerate the sound. I don't really know how else to explain it, but yeah. It would be a hell of a challenge, but one day I would love to give it a try, at least to learn some basic communication in Yup'ik or maybe Inupiaq. It's a lot of fun to know another language; you can mess with your friends, for one thing! Ever since I saw that video of the white guy speaking Yup'ik I've been rather inspired.
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Nenana, AK
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Naami anabviik?
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:22 PM
 
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Naami anabviik?
Very important question Angel.
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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Utaqiurralak. OK, the manager says that ours is closed for cleaning; you ought to go down the street to the laundromat, theirs is always clean.
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