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Aleut RavenNii}u}im Tunugan Ilakuchangis
Introduction to Atkan Aleut
Grammar and Lexicon

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aadal be like; as if

Quga{ aadanas a{takus. They must have been like devils.

aadil to hurry

aadiisal to hurry with

aadital in a hurry

Txin aadida. Hurry up.

Qaxchikdatii}an kadagaan ting aadil iginaq. I hurried home before it got dark.

aadux loins; lumbar vertebrae

Aaduking nanakux. My loins are aching.

aaga{ta{ ready

Qalgadam aaga{taa hamang aku{ sul qada. There is food ready there so take some of it.

aagas prepare

aagatil prepare

Ay{aasiin aagatil aqadaam ayugna{. He prepared his boat and then he left in his boat.

aagayuu{ cormorant

Aagauu}im uyuu aduku{. The cormmorant's neck is long.
cormmorant

aaglu{ slender-billed shearwater

Aaglu{ haang ala}um qusan iga{taku{. The slender-billed shearwater is flying above the water.

aagil adequate

Ting as txin aagiku{. He is of the same age or size as me.

Aagusta{ August

Aagusta{ saaqudgim tugidaa a{. August is a summer month.

aaguza{ veritable; true

Hyaaga{ isinaan aaguza{ hitada. Try to keep the lumber you are cutting straight.

aa}al miss; do in vain

Taya}u{ kalul aa}al aku{ kaluqadana{. The man shot and missed so he quit shooting.

aa}dagaliku{ even though

Txin nas aa{dagaliku{ ana{ anuxtana}ulax. Even though he hurt himself he didn't care.

aa}i{ duck; mallard

Aa}ix tagaku{. The mallard landed.
mallards

aa}i{ liver

aa}ing my liver

Isu}im aa}ii qaatunaza{. A seal liver is good eating.

aa{uyaakda{ wart

Aa{uyaakda{ chang kugan aku{. There is a wart on my hand.

aa}uliigi{ hawk

Aa}uliigi{ sam axchigaa a{. A hawk is a fast bird.
hawks

aa}umikaadgi{ bluefly

Aa}umikaadgi{ ulam nagan iga{taku{. A bluefly is flying inside the house.

aakal can be; approximate

Hamang aakal anuxtakung. I thought that it could be there.

aalal be done

Qagmangi{ hamang aalal qalgaqa{. The goose was consumed there.

aal}al bare; uncovered

tanam aal}aa bare ground

Qach{ii aal}al. His skin is uncovered.

aal}as uncover; reveal

aal}atal have uncovered

Qach{iin aal}as taaman baanada. Tare your clothes off before entering the steam house.

aal}uudal wade

Hla{ ala}um achidan aal}uudal kitat chi}tniku{. The boy is getting his feet wet by wading along the shore.

aaliisi{ landing place

aaliisii his landing place

Piitram aaliisii i}amanaku{. Peter's landing place is good.

aaliyuuknal funny; joke

Aaliyuuknal ii anuxtakat? Do you think it's funny?

aalu{ swell; big waves

Ala}um aaluu qayaku{. The swells are high.
swells

aalul smile; laugh

aalu{tal smile

aalunaazal funny; comical; ridiculous

Taya}um ngaan tunu{takung aaluhli{ mana{. When I talked to the man he just laughed.

aamaxs bleed

aamagnil make bleed

At{ung cha}us aamagnil angaliq. I cut my hand and it started bleeding.

aahmaa}i{ flower

Aahmaa}im umtaatunaa uku{tanaq. I saw a nice smelling flower.

aanach{uuda{ sight on a fire arm

Aanach{uuda{ alqu{ a{? What is a gun sight?

aanaqliita{ sea cucumber

Aanaqliita{ qa{ta{t? Have you eaten a sea cucumber?

aanasnaada{ bee

Aanasnaada{ At{am kugan maaza}ulax. There are no bees on Atka.
bee

aang yes; hi; hello

ahngal say yes; assent

ahnga{tal agree

Aang, txin as chaayuutukuq. I want to drink tea with you.

aangsus berries

Tulkusi{ aangsus ilagaan agulgaza{. We use berries to make tulkusi{.

aangsutil berry picking

Maamang as aangsutil angaliq. I went berry picking with my mother.

aaqana{ octopus

Aaqana{ qamchiing tal}is mataza{. The octopus has eight tentacles.

aaqayax hips

Aaqayatuku{. It has big hips.

aasal be with or by; do so; do

Siching guudas braataam kingii aasaku{. He is four years younger than his brother.

aazmuka{ primer

Nii}u}im aazmukaa ida{talakat ii? Do you know the Atkan primer?
book

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