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

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Negation

Piitra{ halul ii?
Is Peter sewing? 

Halulaka{, hilaku{ agach.
He is not sewing, he is reading.

Piitra{ ga{ ii?
Is Peter eating?

Qalaka{, hilaku{ agach.
He is not eating, he is reading.

Asxinus chalis ii?
Are the girls busy fishing?

Chalilaka}is (Chalilakas) , halukus agach.
They are not fishing, they are sewing.

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-laka{ he/she/it does not

-laka}is (-lakas) they do not

-lakaq I do not

-laka}is (-lakas) we do not

-laka{t you do not

-laka{txichix you do not

 

Piitra{ ukina{ sulaka{.
Peter did not take the knife.

Piitram sulaka}a.
Peter did not take it.

Piitra{ ukinas sulaka{.
Peter did not take the knives.

Piitram sulaka}ingis (sulakangis).
Peter did not take them.

Ukina{ sulakaq.
I did not take the knife.

Sulaka}ing (sulakang).
I did not take it.

Ukinas sulakaq.
I did not take the knives.

Sulaka}ning (sulakaning).
I did not take them.

Sulaka}iin (sulakaan).
You (one) did not take it.

Sulaka}it (sulakat).
You (one) did not take them.

Sulaka}ingin (sulakangin).
We did not take it or them.

Sulaka{chix (sulakachix).
You (several) did not take it or them.

Haqalakan ii?
Didn't he (or they) come?

Qalakat ii?
Didn't you (one) eat?

Qalakatxichix ii?
Didn't you (several) eat?

-lakan not doing + txin = -lakat
+ txichix = -lakatxichix.

Piitram sulakakan (sulakanka) ii?
Didn't Peter take it? 

Sulakakat (Sulakankat) ii?
Didn't you take it?

Kuriza{t ii?
Do you smoke?

Kuriza}ulaq.
I do not (never) smoke.

Kuriza}ula{ (Kuriza}ulax).
He does not smoke.

Kuriza}ulas (Kurizazulax).
They do not smoke.

Kuriza}ula{t.
You (one) do not smoke.

Kuriza}ula{txichix.
You (several) do not smoke. 

Qaza}ulaa (Qazaayulax).
He never eats it.

Qaza}ulangis (Qazangizulax).
He never eats them; They never eat it/them.

Qaza}ulang (Qazangulax).
I never eat it.

Qaza}ulaning (qazaningulax).
I never eat them.

Qaza}ulaan (Qazaanulax).
You (one) never eat it. 

i}amanalaka{ it is not good = bad (spoiled, etc.)

i}amana}ulax aku{ it is something bad

angunalaka{ it is not big, it is small

anguna}ula{ a little

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