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

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DICTIONARY

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Object

Asxinu{ hla{ kiduku{. The girl is helping the boy.

Hla{ asxinu{ kiduku{. The boy is helping the girl.

Asxinu{ ting kiduku{. The girl is helping me.

Hla{ txin kiduku{. The boy is helping you.

Ting kiduku{t. You are helping me.

Txin kidukuq. I am helping you.

 

Asxinu{ hlas kiduku{. The girl is helping the boys.

Hlas asxinu{ kidukus. The boys are helping the girl.

Asxinu{ tingin kiduku{. The girl is helping us.

(timas = tingin = tingis)

 

Asxinu{ kidukus. We are helping the girl.

Hla{ txichix kiduku{. The boy is helping you (several).

Hla{ kiduku{txichix. You (several) are helping the boy.

 

Asxinus hlas kidukus. The girls are helping the boys.

Hlas asxinus kidukus. The boys are helping the girls.

Asxinus tingin kidukus. The girls are helping us.

Hlas txichix kidukus. The boys are helping you (several).

 

Txin achixakuq. I am teaching you.

Ting achixakuq. I am teaching me (myself) = I am learning.

 

Txin achixaku{t. You are teaching you (yourself) = You are learning.

Hla{ txin achixaku{. The boy is teaching himself = is learning. (tiim = txin)

 

Tingin achixaku{txichix. You (several) are teaching us.

Tingin achixakus. We are teaching us (ourselves) = We are learning.

Txichix achixaku{txichix. You are teaching you (yourselves) = You are learning.

Hlas txidix (or txichix) achixakus. The boys are teaching themselves = The boys are learning.

Tingin kidukus. We are helping us = each other.

Hlas txidix (or txichix) kidukus. The boys are helping each other.

Object

Ending

Singular:

ting me

-ku-q I (do)

txin you

-ku-{ + t (txin) you (do)

txin (tiim) himself, herself, itself.

-ku-{ he, she, it (does)

Plural:

tingin (timas, tingis) us

-ku-s we (do)

txichix you

-ku-{ + txichix you (do)

txidix (txichix) themselves

-ku-s they (do)

 

Asxinu{ hla{ kiduku{. The girl is helping the boy.

Asxinu{ kidukuu hinga. The girl is helping him.

Hlas asxinu{ kidukus. The boys are helping the girl.

Hlas kidukuu hama. The boys are helping her.

Hla{ kidukuq. I am helping the boy.

Kidukung hinga. I am helping him.

Asxinu{ kidukus. We are helping the girl.

Kidukungin. We are helping her.

Hla{ kiduku{t. You are helping the boy.

Kidukuun. You are helping him.

Asxinu{ kiduku{txichix. You are helping the girl.

Kidukuchix. You are helping her.

Hla{ karandaasis suku{. The boy took the pencils.

Hlam sukungis. The boy took them.

Hlas karandaasis sukus. The boys took the pencils.

Hlas sukungis. The boys took them.

Hlas kidukuq. I am helping the boys.

Kidukuning. I am helping them.

Hlas kidukus. We are helping the boys.

Kidukungin. We are helping them.

Asxinus kiduku{t. You are helping the girls.

Kidukut. You are helping them.

Asxinus kiduku{txichix. You are helping the girls.

Kidukuchix. You are helping them.

-m

-kuu he/she - her/him/it

-m

-kungis he/she - them

-s

-kuu they - her/him/it

-s

-kungis they - them

-kung I - him/her/it

-kuning I - them

-kuun you (one) - him/her/it

-kut you (one) - them

-kungin we - him/her/it or them

-kuchix you (several) - him/her/it or them

 

Hlam sukuu. The boy took it.

Sukuu. He took it.

Hlas sukuu. The boys took it.

Sukungis. They took it.

Hlam sukungis. The boy took them.

Sukungis. He took them.

Hlas sukungis. The boys took them.

Sukungis. They took them.

 

Dual forms:

Hla{ asxinux kiduku{. The boy is helping the two girls.

Hlam kidukukix. The boy is helping them (two).

Asxinux kidukuq. I am helping the two girls.

Kidukuk (Kidukuking). I am helping them (two).

Asxinux kiduku{t. You (one) are helping the two girls.

Kidukukin. You are helping them (two).

Asxinux hla{ kidukux. The two girls are helping the boy.

Asxinux kidukuu. The two girls are helping him.

Kidukukix. They (two) are helping him. (Also: He/she is helping them two. They two are helping them two.)

Hla{ kiduku{txidix. You (two) are helping the boy.

Kidukudix. You (two) are helping him (or them).

 

Alternative plural forms:

Sukumas = Sukungin. We took it or them.

Sukungis

(1) old

They took it or them; He took them.

(2) new

We took it or them.

Sukukix

(1) old

They two took it or them two; He took them two.

(2) new

They took it or them; He took them (several).

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