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

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kaagnanaa{s to tease; be mischievous

Sabaaka{ kaagnanaa}asaku{. He is teasing the dog.

kaaxadgi{ harlequin duck

Kaaxadgi{ uchigiku{. The harlequin duck is swimming.

kaangul healthy

txin kaangutiku{ gets well

Aniqdu{ kaanguku{. The child is healthy.

kaartas playing cards

kaartal playing cards

Taya}us kaartakus. The men are playing cards.

kachal rock; roll

Suna{ kachaku{. The ship is rolling.

Aniqdu{ kachaasakuq. I am rocking the baby.

kachalal to swing

Asxinu{ kachalal txin ugutaku{. The girl is swinging happily.
swings

kachil have the hiccups

Kachikuq. I have the hiccups.

kadan in front of

Ulam kadan anqa{taku{. It stands in front of the house

Kadaming ay{aku{. It is running in front of me.

kadaa end; point

yaa}im kadaa end of a cape

Karandaasim kadaa chutxidigaku{. The pencil point is sharp.

kadagaan before

Alitxum kadagaan At{am kugan an}a}inas alanazana}ulas. There were many people living on Atka before the war.

kadmuda{s move forward

Ay{aasi{ kadmuda}iku{. The boat is moving forward.

kaduunul move further up front

Suna{ kaduunul hulal a{taku{. Apparently the boat has moved up last night.

kagalu{ heel

Kitang kagaluu. My heel hurts.
heel hurts

kagil dump; sweep

Qaagudgusi{ kagiku{. He is dumping the garbage.

kagnil to make angry

Ting kagnikuq. I got angry.

kakil look up; rise

Kakikum sa{ ukuna{. He looked up and saw a duck.

Ay{aasi{ kakiku{. The boat's bow rises.

kalaga{ irish lord; sculpin

Kalaga{ ala}um qamdagam ilan aza{. The Irish lord fish stays in deep water.

kalas drag along the ground

It{aygi{ kalas kimusaku{. He is dragging the reindeer down the hill.

kaliduura{ corridor

Kaliduura{ chachi}iku{. The corridor is closed.

kalindaara{ calendar

Kalindaara{ inkaku{. The calendar is hanging up.
calendar

kalul to shoot

Daviida{ kalul aa}aza}ulax. When David shoots, he never misses.

kaluusi{ ammunition

Kaluusis inakus. The ammunition is all gone.

kamalus young of the gray crowned rosy finch

Kamalus iga{takus. The young gray crowned rosy finches are flying.
finch

kamgada{ Christian

Kamgada{ a{t ii? Are you a Christian?

kamgada{ to baptize

kamgadatil to baptize

Adam kamgadatikuu. He/she is baptized by the priest.

kamga{ prayer; holiday

Kamga{ malgaku{. It is a holiday.

kamgam ulaa house of prayer; church

Kamgam ulaa haxsa{taku{. The house of prayer is open.

Kamgam ulaa qayam kangan aku{. The church is on top of the hill.

church

kamgal to pray

Uchiitilam hlaa quyuu}an kamgaku{. The teacher's boy is praying before he goes to bed.

kamgi{ head

Taya}um kamgii uku{takuq. I see a man's head.

kamiina{ heater

Kamiina{ atalaka{. The heater is not lit.

kamuuda{ drawer

Kamuuda{ ch{aku{. The drawer is full.

kahmagil to shake

kanaagu{ ditch; small stream

Kanaagu{ chutaku{. The ditch is clogged.

kanfiixta{ candy

Hla{ kanfiixta{ laavkim ilagaan tayaku{. The boy buys candy from the store.
buying candy

kanxul collide with

Txidix kanxul angalis. They collided with each other.

kanuuya{ copper

Puumpa{ kanuuyam ilagaan agu}iku{. The pipe is made out of copper.

kahnuluxs to have a cold

kahnulugnil catch a cold

Txin kahnulugnina{. He caught a cold.

kahnus mucus from the nose

Kahnus an}usigam ilagaan igaku{. Mucus is coming out his nose.

kahnulil to blow the nose

Kayutul txin kahnulil aku{ siis{ina{. She blew her nose so hard that she had a nose bleed.

kangaa top; upper part; peak

ulam kangaa upper part of house

kii}uusim kangaa top of mountain

kangan on top of

kangaan from the top of

kangagaan from the top of

kangal reach the top

Kii}uusim kangaa qaniixtuku{. The top of the mountain has lots of snow on it.

Qayam kangan hakang anqa{taku{. He is standing on top of a hill.

Qayam kangaan kimiku{. She came down from the top of a hill.

Qaya{ hangal kangaku{. She climbed right to the top of the hill.

on a hill

kangayuu upper part of body

Chagim kangayuu qanguusada. Bring in the upper part of a halibut's body.

kangchi{ gizzard

qagmangim kangchii emperor goose's gizzard

Qagmangim kangchii qaatunaza{. The emperor goose's gizzard is good eating.

kangul have a purpose

Asla kangul hingamanaa haqatalgalaka{. We don't know what its purpose is.

kahngadgi{ a certain kind of seaweed

Chunixsam nagan kahngadgis alanalaka}is. There are lots of seaweeds in Chunixsax.

kahngiiti{ pillow

Kahgiiti{ huu}zuuzaku{. The pillow is soft.

kahngil to fold

Ch{uu}is kahngil i}amanas aqadagumis kamuudam nagan a}ida. Fold the wash neatly and put it in drawers.

kahngil to bend

Saahmi{ kahngil aguung ting kiduda. Help me when I bend the pipe.

karandaasi{ pencil

Karandaasi{ matakung aku{ sixsa{taku{. I have a pencil but it is broken.

Karandaasi{ aduku{. The pencil is long.

karmaana{ pocket

Karmaanaa tataku{. He has a hole in his pocket.

kartiinka{ picture

Kartiinka{ stiinam da}an inkaku{. The picture is hanging on the wall.

kartuufila{ potato

Kartuufila{ angunaku{. The potato is large.

Kasaka{ Russian

Kasakam taangaa aku{. That is Russian liquor.

kasami{ eider duck

Kasami{ taangaku{. The eider duck is drinking water.

kasul to find

Qayam kangagaan baanki{ kasuku{. He/she found a can on the hill.

kasuqi{ chiton

Agu{ a}al aku}aan kasuqis qigunaq. I gathered chitons when the tide went out.

katal touch

Ting katalagada! Dont touch me!

katxi{ post

Katxi{ hiing chuchagiku{. There is a post standing there.

katuxs to sway

Qiigam aduu katugiku{. The long grass is swaying.

kavkaana{ trap

Uuquchiingis kavkaanalgaza{. We trap foxes.
fox trap

kayagnal heavy

Hingan qugana{ kayagnaku{. That rock is heavy.

Kumsi}ang kayagnaku{. I am heavy to lift.

kay also; too

Txin kay hi}aku{. You were called also.

kayuxta{ sinker

Kayuxta{ imya}im angtan aku{. A sinker is attached to the fishline.

kayu}nal difficult; hard

Isu}is kalulgangis kayu}nakus. Seals are difficult to shoot.

kayus muscles; strength

Taya}um kayungis kayutuku{. The man is strong.

kayu}ilakan weak

kayu}iqadaku{ gets weak

Kayu}iqadakuq. I am getting weak.

kayutul strong

Kayutul sayukuu. He is pulling hard (on the oar, rope, fishline).

kdax icicle; ice

kdal (icicle) cover with ice

kda}il (icicle) be covered with ice

Kda{ ulam kangan aku{. There's an icicle on the house.

kdam ilan chalil to ice fish

Chuxchas kda{ tatxil chalizas. Eskimos make a hole in the ice and fish.

kdam liizii skate

Kdam liizikix kugan ay{aku{. He's ice skating.

kdam tan}aa}ii polar bear

Kdam tan}aa}ii quhmaza{. The polar bear is white.

kdam ukduu ice block

Kdam ukdungis iga}il tumsada. Saw ice blocks and put them away.

ice blocks

kdangi{ dolphin

Kdangi{ sunam kadan ay{aku{. The dolphin is swimming in front of the ship.
dolphin

kichignal itchy

kichixsil be itchy

Chang kichignaku{. My hand is itchy.

Kichixsil ting qiimayaagikuq. I am scratching myself because I itch.

kiduxs to sink

Suna{ kidugna{; kiduxtaku{. The boat sank; is sunk

kixs to bite

kixtal bite; hold in mouth

kiglu{s chewing

Sabaaka{ ting kigiku{. The dog bit me.

Qanglaa}i{ ulu{ kixtal iga{taku{. The crow is flying with a piece of meat in his mouth.

Sabaaka{ qagna{ kiglu}iku{. The dog is chewing on the bone.

kii}uusi{ mountain

Kii}uusim qaniixtugan qayaa hangaku{. He is climbing a mountain that is snowy and high.

kii}uusim qaniiga}ii snow-covered mountain

Kii}uusim qaniiga}ii hangalagada. Don't climb the snow covered mountain.

kiika{ birthday cake

Kiika{ amiilayus ilagaan hi{saalana{. We learned about cake from white people.
birthday cake

kiin who

kiinkus who

Kiin a{? Who is it?

Kiinkus as? Who are they?

Kiin asa{ta{t? What is your name?

kikagnal dirty

Alqus maku{t kikagnal hingama{t? What are you doing that you get so dirty?

kikagnaliisi{ coveralls

Awalgal aguun kikagnaliisi{ chu}aza{. Coveralls are worn when one works.
coveralls

kimla{ stomach

kimlaluxs diarrhea

kimlatul have a big stomach

Kimlang ch{aku{. My stomach is full.

Kimlaluxs hulaku{. He had diarrhea last night.

Taya}u{ kimlatukux. The man has a big stomach.

kims go down; descend

kimil descend

kimusal bring down

kimtil take down

Iga{ta{ kims tagaku{. The plane decends for landing.

Naviiskim hadagaan yaasika{ kimusada. Bring the box down from the attic.

Ukuusxi{ kimtiku{. He pulls down the window.

kinil stoop; bow down

Txin kiniku{. He bows down.

kinital bowed position

Txin kinital aangsutiku{. He is picking berries in a bowed position.

kinugas cache

kinuga{tal have as a cache

Kinugas hamang ngus axtakuq. I am keeping the food for myself.

cache

kingda{ crow berry patch

Aangsum kingdaa hiing aku{. There is a crow berry patch over there.

kingii younger brother; younger sister

kinguu}i{ younger; youngest

Kinging ula}iku{. My younger brother is home.

Huyuun kinguu}ii alqu{ asa{tal? What is your younger brother's name?

kingti{ bank (river)

Chi}anam kingtii qayaku{. The bank of the river is high.

kinguunul become smaller; weaker

Tunungis txidix kinguunuqalinas. Their voices became weaker.

kipriiyas fireweed

Kipriiyas hula{tal aguun qakiidas kuu}azas. When the fireweed blooms, the silver salmon arrives.
fireweed

kita{ foot; back flipper (seal, sea lion, etc.)

kital to kick

Kita{ nasxaa i}amanaza}ulax. It isn't good to hurt your feet.

Qugana{ kitaku{. He kicked the rock.

kitxil take out

Qalgada{ tanasxan kitxil angali{. He dropped off food at the camp.

kitil go down; drain out

Han}ii kitiku{. The waves have calmed down.

kitu{ louse; bug

Kitu{ aygagiku{. The bug is moving along.

kliyaanki{ linoleum

stuulu}im kliyaankii table cloth

Kliyaanki{ u}a{taku{. The linoleum is worn out.

klul get there

Qagaa-hadan klu{tana{. He took a trip to the east.

kluuchi{ key

Kluuchi{ matakung ulang haxsiikalaka{. I have a key that can't open my house.

kluuchinas oarlocks

Ay{aasim da}an kluuchinas akus. There are oarlocks on the boat.

kraana{ faucet

Kraanam ilagaan taanga{ hyuza{. The water pours out of a faucet.

kraasxi{ paint

kraasxil to paint

Ulang kraasxil aguung kam chumnuxtikuq. If I painted my house I would paint it yellow.

Kraasxi{ qakaku{. The paint is dry.

kriisa{ rat

Kriisa{ algakucha{ aku{ chxaqaliza{. The rat is a small animal but it is a robber.
rat

kriista{ cross

Kamgadas huzungis kriista{ chu{tazas. All Russian Orthodox Christians wear crosses.

krisxi{ cap; lid

Butiilkam krisxii qyaku{. The bottle cap is tight.

krupa{ rice

Krupa{ qangaku{. The rice is cooked.

kruusna{ godparent

Kruusna}it ii? Do you have a godparent?

kuchi{ boulder

Kuchis ala}um achidan akus. There are boulders by the beach.

kuchutu{ lesser scaup (waterfowl)

Kuchutu{ iga{taku{. The lesser scaup is flying.

kudu{ leg

Kudu{ atxulingin ilaa a{. A leg is part of our body,

kufiinika{ coffeepot

Kufiinika{ imda}iku{. The coffeepot is filled.

kufsina{ pitcher

Kufsina{ aligiku{. The pitcher is overflowing.
pitcher

kugan on

kuming on me

kuum on himself

kugaan from up on; from his or her

Asla kugan malgaku{ ana}ulax. There was nothing one could do to him.

Vaskrisiiniyam kugan waa}ana{. He came here on Sunday.

Taanga{ kuum hyutiku{. He spilled water on himself.

Sunam kugan hakaa}aku{. He climbs on the boat.

Sunam kugan aku{. He is on the boat.

Kuusxi{ kuming unguchiku{. The cat is sitting on me.

Quganam kugaan higitiku{. He jumped down from the rock.

Ala}um kugaan isu{ mayaa{takus. We are hunting seal on the water.

Kitagan kugaan sayuqaa. He is pulling his foot.

kuka{ grandmother

kukaa his/her grandmother

Kuka{ adang anna a{. Grandmother is my father's mother.

grandmother

kukmi{ chunk

Uuglim kukmii qaxchikdaku{. The chunk of coal is black.

kukutu{ young eider duck

Kukutus anamdix agalan ay{akus. The young eiders are following the mother.

kulisa{ wheel

Kaaram huzungis kulisa{ matakus. All cars have wheels.

kulu{ deep spot; pool

Chi}anam kuluu qas itaku{. There are fish in the deep spot of the creek.

kulukuulu{ bell

Achixaalu}ing kulukuulu{ tugaza}ulax. My school does not ring a bell.

Kuluuza{ Indian

Kuluuzas, Chuxchas, Aligutas Alaxsxim ilagaan angi{tas. Indians, Eskimos, and Aleuts are from Alaska.

kuluuzam iqyaa canoe

Kuluuzam iqyaa aku{. This is an Indian canoe.

kum would

kam would

Matal aguung kum imis a}ikung. If I had it I would give it to you.

kumgu{ skeleton

"Kumgu{" as{a{tam qagnaa a{. A skeleton is from a dead animal.

kums pour

Kuufya{ kumikuq. I poured some coffee.

kumsal rise

Tugida{ kumsaku{. The moon is rising.

kumsil to lift; hold up

Ana}im ignatungis kumsil hachiin natii}ana{t. Don't hurt your back lifting heavy things.

Yaasika{ kumsiku{. He lifted the box.

lift the box

kumtxi{ sand flea

kutmi{ sand flea

Ala}um achidan kutmis hasinazas. There are lots of sand fleas by the beach.

kuhmuxs to peck

Kuuricha{ agitaadaan kuhmugiku{. The chicken is pecking the other.

kunugyu{ crested auklet

Kunugyum una}ii qaatunaku{. A cooked crested auklet is good to eat.

kuris cigarettes

Taya}u{ kuris tayaku{. The man buys cigarettes.

kuruuka{ trigger

Saygis huzungis kuruuka{ matakus. All guns have triggers on them.

kuu surface

kung over me

Quganam kuu agikuq. I passed over the rock.

Akalu}im ay{aasii kung agiku{. The car ran over me.

kuuchul to stack

Hla{ iklas kuuchul a{taku{. The boy is stacking the wood.
stacking wood

kuufya{ coffee

Hla{ kuufya{ unal ngus haqaasaku{. A boy made coffee and brought it to me.

kuuxni{ kitchen

Kuuxnim hadan unalgaza{. The kitchen is used for cooking.

kuu}al appear

A}adgi{ kuu}aku{. The sun appears.

kuuricha{ chicken

Kuuricha{ saahmla}ikux. The chicken has eggs.

kuurka{ crust; heel of bread

Xliibam kuurkaa qaatuzaq. I like to eat the heel of bread.

kuusxi{ cat

Kuusxi{ mikaku{. The cat is playing.
cat playing

kuygi{ hip cf. aaqayax

Kuyging nanaku{. My hip hurts.

kuhyu{ irish lord; bullhead

Kuhyu{ qam kamgitugan agal}il}u{ mataa aza{. A bullhead is a fish with a big head and mouth.

kya{s to send out for an errand

kya{tal to send out for an errand

Kya{s hamaanuch{il. angaling tachim uku}alaka{. I sent him out for an errand and he hasn't come back yet.

kyu{ brown mussel

Kyus waygis ilagaan angunazas. The brown mussels are larger than blue mussels.
mussel

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