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Kodiak Alutiiq Dictionary

We are pleased to share this online dictionary. The dictionary is a work in progress and we appreciate your patience.

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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  Senses & Emotions  Adjective 
angry, s/he was probably kumegllumauq  kum'gllrumauq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
bright, it is; light, it is tanqigtuq  tanqigtuq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
cold, it is quyartuq  quyartuq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
cold, it is pat'snartuq  pat'snartuq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
cold, s/he is quyartaa  quyartaa  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
crying, s/he is qia'uq  qia'uq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
dark, it is tamlegtuq  tamlegtuq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
dream, a qawanguq  qawanguq  Senses & Emotions  Noun 
dreaming, s/he is qawangurtua'uq  qawangurtua'uq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
dull, it is ip'gyaituq  ip'giatuq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
Getting Warm or Hide... Maqa'iyuten  Maqa'iyuten  Senses & Emotions  Noun 
happy, s/he is; exci... atgurtuq  atgurtuq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
happy, s/he is; proud, s/he is silugtuq  silugtuq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
hear it, I niitaqa  niitaqa  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
hearing it, s/he is niitaa  niitaa  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
lazy; bored, he/she/it is qesauq  qesauq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
like it, I don't pingakeni'taqa  pingakeni'taqa  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
like it, s/he won't pingakningaita  pingakningaita  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
like it/someone, I pingakaqa  pingakaqa  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
likes him/her/it, s/he pingakaa  pingakaa  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
likes it, s/he pingaqaa  pingaqaa  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
loud, s/he or it is emtuuq  emtuuq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
love you, I qunukamken  qunukamken  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
mad, s/he is; angry, s/he is kum'gtuq  kum'gtuq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
miss you, I kusuwamken  kusuwamken  Senses & Emotions  Complex 
phew (stinky) fuutii  fuutii  Senses & Emotions  Other 
poor thing; pitiful one aa’inguall’raq  aa’inguall’raq  Senses & Emotions  Complex 
sad, s/he is imasuugtuq  imasuugtuq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
salty, it is taryurtu'uq  taryurtu'uq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
scared, I am alingua  alingua  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
scared, s/he is alinguq  alinguq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
see it, I tangraqa  tangraqa  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
see it, you tangran  tangran  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
see me, you tang'rarpenga  tang'rarpenga  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
see you, I tang'ramken  tang'ramken  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
seeing it, s/he is tang'ra  tang'ra  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
sees me, s/he tang'raanga  tang'raanga  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
sense (feel) it, to ellpeklluku  ellpeklluku  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
sharp, it is ipegtuq  ip'gtuq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
shiny, it is akirtuq  akirtuq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
shy, s/he is (always) qikitaartuq  qikitaartuq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
smell it, I nar'aqa  nar'aqa  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
smelling it, s/he is naraa  naraa  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
smells bad, it tupllugtuq  tupllugtuq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
smells good, it tepek'gtuq  tepek'gtuq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
smiling, s/he is englauruartuq  englauruartuq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
sour, it is quuhnartuq  quuhnartuq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
spicy, it is; bitter, it is qatllinartuq  qatllinartuq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
sweet, it is neqnirtuq  neqnirtuq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
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