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Kodiak Alutiiq Dictionary

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Also try searching the Word Wiinaq, an online dictionary developed by Alutiiq language learner Will Monroe. The online dictionary allows you to see how words change when pluralized or possessed. Keep in mind that this resource is also a work in progress and words found should always be checked with a speaker. 


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a sour thing quuhnasqaq  quuhnasqaq  Qualities  Adjective 
bad, it is; good, it is not asiituq  asiituq  Qualities  Verb 
big, it is; large, it is ang'uq  ang'uq  Qualities  Verb 
bigger than him/her, s/he is angenqaa  angenqaa  Qualities  Adjective 
black tan'erluni  tamlerluni  Qualities  Verb 
black one tan'esqaq  tamlesqaq  Qualities  Noun 
blue one cungasqaq; cungaq  cungasqaq; cungaq  Qualities  Adjective 
brown one tan'eruasqaq  tamleruartuq  Qualities  Adjective 
brown one anarngasqaq  anarngasqaq  Qualities  Adjective 
careless, s/he is uswiituq  uswiituq  Qualities  Verb 
circle akagngasqaq  akagngasqaq  Qualities  Noun 
clean, s/he/it is eprituq  eprituq  Qualities  Verb 
closed, it is patumauq  patumauq  Qualities  Verb 
crescent; moon (shape) iraluruaq  iraluruaq  Qualities  Noun 
dark one tamlesqaq  tamlesqaq  Qualities  Adjective 
dark, it was kind of tamleguarllria  tamleguarll'ia  Qualities  Verb 
difficult, it is; hard, it is kayagnartuq  kayagnartuq  Qualities  Verb 
dirty, s/he/it is iqatuuq  iqatuuq  Qualities  Verb 
dry, it is kenirtuq  kenirtuq  Qualities  Verb 
easy, it is; difficu... kayagnaituq  kayagnaituq  Qualities  Verb 
edible, it is piturkausqat  piturkausqat  Qualities  Verb 
edible, it is not piturkaun'sqat  piturkan'sqat  Qualities  Verb 
electric (thing) naniyarqaasqaq  naniyarqaasqaq  Qualities  Adjective 
empty, it is imaituq  imaituq  Qualities  Verb 
far, it is yaqsigtuq  yaqsigtuq  Qualities  Verb 
fast, s/he is going too cukawakartuq  cukawakartuq  Qualities  Verb 
fast, s/he/it apparently went cukallrumauq  cukallrumauq  Qualities  Verb 
fast, s/he/it is cukauq  cukauq  Qualities  Verb 
fast, s/he/it is pirartuq  pirartuq  Qualities  Verb 
fat, s/he is quiliuq  quiliuq  Qualities  Verb 
flat one; straight (level) nallqisqaq  nallqisqaq  Qualities  Adjective 
frowning (pouting), ... putumauq  putumauq  Qualities  Verb 
full, it is tatarngauq  tatarngauq  Qualities  Verb 
getting old, he/she/it is angut'ngautuq    Qualities  Verb 
glass stikluq  stikluq  Qualities  Noun 
good, it is asirtuq  asirtuq  Qualities  Verb 
gray one qikurngasqaq  qikurngasqaq  Qualities  Adjective 
green one cungaruasqaq  cungaruasqaq  Qualities  Adjective 
hard, it is; tough, it is teg'uq  teg'uq  Qualities  Verb 
heart shape; card su... unguwat'ruaq; nulluruaq  unguwat'ruaq; nulluruaq  Qualities  Noun 
heavy (weight), it is artunartuq  artunartuq  Qualities  Verb 
hot, it is uqnartuq  uqnartuq  Qualities  Verb 
hot, s/he is; warm, s/he is maqartuq  maqartuq  Qualities  Verb 
How Many?; How much? qaugcinek  qaugcinek  Qualities  Complex 
laughing, s/he is englartuq  englartuq  Qualities  Verb 
live; to be alive unguwaluni  unguwaluni  Qualities  Verb 
loud, s/he/it is not; quiet emkiituq  emkiituq  Qualities  Verb 
Many; a lot; numerous amlertut  amlertut  Qualities  Pronoun 
mechanical; motorized masiinangq'rtaq  masiinangq'rtaq  Qualities  Noun 
narrow, it is lurkituq  lurkituq  Qualities  Verb 
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