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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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and then taumi  taumi  Greetings & Expressi...  Other 
bathroom, I am searc... nuus'hnirsurtua  nuus'hnirsurtua  Greetings & Expressi...  Verb 
bathroom, I need to use the nuus'hnircugtua  nuus'hnircugtua  Greetings & Expressi...  Verb 
bathroom, I want to use the nuus'hniryugtua  nuus'hniryugtua  Greetings & Expressi...  Verb 
because of that; and... pettam; petta (lost word)    Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
but why?; and why? qai-llu  qai-llu  Greetings & Expressi...  Complex 
end, the iqua  iqua  Greetings & Expressi...  Noun 
enough awa'i  awa'i  Greetings & Expressi...  Adjective 
Far out! (very far) Ikanisinaq  Ikanisinaq  Greetings & Expressi...  Complex 
for you, this is ellpet una pin  ellpet una pin  Greetings & Expressi...  Complex 
give this to you, I mina'amken  mina'amken  Greetings & Expressi...  Verb 
hello; hi cama'i  cama'i  Greetings & Expressi...  Other 
help me?, can you ikayukau'arpenga-qaa?  ikayukau'arpenga-qaa?  Greetings & Expressi...  Verb 
how cestun  cestun  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
How are you? Cestun et'cit?  Cestun et'cit?  Greetings & Expressi...  Other 
How do you say it li... Cestun ap'rtaaraat Sugt'stun?  Cestun ap'rtaaraat Sugt'stun?  Greetings & Expressi...  Complex 
How Many?; How much? qaugcinek  qaugcinek  Greetings & Expressi...  Complex 
I don't know it nalluwaqa  nalluwaqa  Greetings & Expressi...  Verb 
I know that one (per... nallun'taqa taugna  nallun'taqa taugna  Greetings & Expressi...  Verb 
indeed; oh, my! agtii  agtii  Greetings & Expressi...  Other 
know it, I do nallun’itaqa  nallun’itaqa  Greetings & Expressi...  Verb 
maybe allrak  allrak  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
miss you, I kusuwamken  kusuwamken  Greetings & Expressi...  Complex 
name (is), my atqa  atqa  Greetings & Expressi...  Noun 
name (is), your atren  atren  Greetings & Expressi...  Noun 
No qang'a  qang'a  Greetings & Expressi...  Other 
oh! ah!; oh my aa-aa'i  aa-aa'i  Greetings & Expressi...  Other 
only; but; however kesiin  kesiin  Greetings & Expressi...  Other 
ouch; darn; uh-oh aya'a  aya'a  Greetings & Expressi...  Other 
ouch; ow ayaa  ayaa  Greetings & Expressi...  Other 
phew (stinky) fuutii  fuutii  Greetings & Expressi...  Other 
play?, will you wamciquten-qaa?  wamciquten-qaa?  Greetings & Expressi...  Verb 
poor thing; pitiful one aa’inguall’raq  aa’inguall’raq  Greetings & Expressi...  Complex 
right away pianarpiaq  pianarpiaq  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
see you (again), I'll; goodbye tang'rciqamken (cali)  tang'rciqamken (cali)  Greetings & Expressi...  Verb 
thank you quyanaa  quyanaa  Greetings & Expressi...  Other 
thank you very much quyanaasinaq  quyanaasinaq  Greetings & Expressi...  Other 
thanks is not necess... quyanaituq  quyanaituq  Greetings & Expressi...  Verb 
try it (command)   taqu'ru  Greetings & Expressi...  Verb 
try me!   taqu'nga  Greetings & Expressi...  Verb 
understand, I don't kangircinitua; kangircunitua  kangircinitua; kangircunitua  Greetings & Expressi...  Complex 
want to..., if you   piucikut  Greetings & Expressi...  Verb 
What color is it? Caquciq kRaas'kaat?  Caquciq kRaas'kaat?  Greetings & Expressi...  Complex 
what is that (by you... Caqiq taugna?  Caqiq taugna?  Greetings & Expressi...  Complex 
What is this? Caqiq una?  Caqiq una?  Greetings & Expressi...  Complex 
What? Huh? Qayu?  Qayu?  Greetings & Expressi...  Pronoun 
What's wrong with you? Qayuhnguarll'raq?  Qayuhnguarll'raq?  Greetings & Expressi...  Complex 
when (future) qaku  qaku  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
when (past) qangwaq  qangwaq  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
when is it camiku  camiku  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
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