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Greenlandic may refer to:


Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010
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From Wikitravel

Greenlandic (Kalaallisut) is the main language of Greenland.

Phrase list

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Numbers

Cardinal Numbers

In Greenland only 1-12 in Greenlandic are used. This is caused by a system of numerals used in the past where the toes and fingers were used to count to 20 which would be inuk naallugu or a complete human. 79 would be four complete humans minus one.

nuulu, noor'lu (NOO-loo, NOR-loo)
ataaseq (at-AR-sek)
marluk (MAR-look)
pingasut (PEEN-ga-soot)
sisamat (SEE-sa-mat)
tallimat (TAL-li-mat)
arfineq (when counting and with time), arfinillit (when counting objects) (AR-feen-ek, ar-FEEN-eel-lit)
arfineq marluk (AR-feen-ek MAR-look)
arfineq pingasut (AR-feen-ek PEEN-ga-soot)
(Northern Greenlandic) qulingiluat (counting/time), qualaaluat (objects) (kwel-LING-il-yoo-at, kwal-AA-loo-at)

(Southern Greenlandic) qulaaluat (kwul-AA-loo-at)

10 
quilt (kwilt)
11 
aqqaneq (counting/time), aqqanillit (objects) (AK-kan-ek, ak-KAN-eel-lit)

(Northern Greenlandic) isikkaneq (counting/time), isikkanillit (objects) (ISI-kan-ek, isi-kan-EEL-lit)

12 
aqqaneq marluk (AK-kan-ek MAR-look)

(North Greenlandic) isikkaneq marluk (ISI-kan-ek MAR-look)

The numerals after 12 are Danish now but 13-20 in old Greenlandic are underneath as well as 100 and 1000:

13 
aqqaneq pingasut (AK-kan-ek PEEN-ga-soot)
14 
aqqaneq sisamat (AK-kan-ek SEE-sa-mat)
15 
aqqaneq tallimat (AK-kan-ek TAL-lee-mat)
16 
arvirsanillit (arv-ER-san-eel-lit)
17 
arvirsani marluk (arv-ER-san-ee MAR-look)
18 
arvirsani pingasut ( arv-ER-san-ee PEEN-ga-soot)
19 
arvirsani sisamat (arv-ER-san-ee SEE-sa-mat)
20 
arvirsani tallimat (arv-ER-san-ee TAL-lee-mat) or inuk naallugu (een-ook narl-loogoo)
100 
untriti (un-TREE-tee)
1000 
tuusinti (too-SEEN-tee)

Ordinal Numbers

first 
siulliq (SEE-oo-leek)
second 
aappaa (ARP-par)
third 
pingajuat (peen-GA-joo-at)
fourth 
sisamaat (SEE-sa-mart)
fifth 
tallimaat (tal-LEE-mart)
sixth 
arvirnat (arv-ERN-at)
seventh 
arviniq aappaat (ARV-in-ik ARP-part)
eighth 
arviniq pingajuat (ARV-in-ik peen-GA-joo-at)
ninth 
qulingiluaat (Northern), qulaaluaat (Southern) (kwoo-LEENG-eel-yoo-art, KWOO-lar-loo-art)
tenth 
qulingat (kwoo-LEENG-at)
eleventh 
aqqarnat (ak-KAR-nat)
twelth 
aqqaneq aappaat (AK-kan-ek ARP-part)

Numbers over 12th are Danish loan-numerals such as tretteniat is 13th and tyviat is 20th.

Time

Clock time

Duration

North Avannaq / South Kujataa / East Kangia / West Kitaa

Days

Months

Januar - Januaari Februar - Februaari Marts - Marsi April - Apriili Maj - Maaji Juni - Juuni Juli - Juuli August - Aggusti September - Septembari Oktober - Oktobari November - Novembari December - Decembari

Writing time and date

Transportation

Bus and train

Directions

Taxi

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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English

Adjective

Greenlandic (not comparable)

Positive
Greenlandic

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Greenland, the Greenlandic people or the Greenlandic language.

Translations

Proper noun

Singular
Greenlandic

Plural
-

Greenlandic

  1. The official language of Greenland, an Eskimo-Aleut language written with the Latin alphabet.

Translations

Synonyms

See also

External links

Anagrams


Wikibooks

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikibooks, the open-content textbooks collection

Kalaallisut ~ English

Learning the Greenlandic Language

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Contents

  1. Introduction Development stage: 25% (as of {{{2}}})
  2. The Greenlandic alphabet Development stage: 25% (as of {{{2}}})
  3. Introducing yourself Development stage: 25% (as of {{{2}}})
  4. Basic grammar Development stage: 25% (as of {{{2}}})
  5. Vocabulary Development stage: 25% (as of {{{2}}})

See also


Simple English

Greenlandic could mean:

  • As an adjective:
    • Historically, anything relating to the medieval Norse communities in southwestern Greenland (see History of Greenland)
    • Today, anything relating to Greenland or its people

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