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  Inuktitut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Inuktitut (Inuktitut syllabics: ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ, literally "like the Inuit") is the name of the varieties of Inuit language spoken in Canada.
Inuktitut, like other Eskimo-Aleut languages, has a very rich morphological system, in which a succession of different morphemes are added to root words to indicate things that, in languages like English, would require serveral words to express.
The Inuktitut syllabary used in Canada is based on the Cree syllabary devised by the missionary James Evans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Inuktitut   (1978 words)

 Encyclopedia: Inuktitut
Specifically, Inuktitut is the dialect of the Inuit of the Canadian Eastern Arctic.
Inuktitut, like other Eskimo-Aleut languages, represents a particular type of agglutinative language called a polysynthetic language: it "synthesizes" a root and various grammatical morphemes to create long words with sentence-like meanings.
The Inuktitut syllabary used in Canada is based on the Cree syllabary, which is in turn based on that of Ojibwe.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Inuktitut   (723 words)

 Inuktitut syllabics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This fourth vowel variant of the official syllabary was initially removed so that Inuktitut could be typed and printed using IBM Selectric balls in the 1970s.
In most of Nunavut and in northern Quebec, Inuktitut is written using the Inuktitut syllabary.
Because the Inuktitut language is a continuum of only partially intercomprehensible dialects, the language varies a great deal across the Arctic.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Inuktitut_syllabics   (420 words)

Inuktitut, like other Eskimo-Aleut languages, represents a particular type of agglutinative language called a polysynthetic language : it "synthesizes" a root and various grammatical affixes to create long words with sentence-like meanings.
The Inuktitut syllabary is based on the Cree syllabary, which is in turn based on that of Ojibwe.
Inuktitut Fonts - Pictures of a variety of fonts which are expected to be converted to Unicode.
www.nebulasearch.com /encyclopedia/article/Inuktitut.html   (703 words)

 Inuktitut syllabary
The Inuktitut syllabary was adapted from the Cree syllabary, which itself was adapted from the Ojibwe syllabary.
The Inuktitut syllabary consists of a small number of basis signs, the vowel sound attached to each one depends on their orientation.
The Inuktitut syllabary is actually only used in Canada, especially in the new Canadian territory of Nunavut, the population of which is 85% Inuit.
www.omniglot.com /writing/inuktitut.htm   (247 words)

 Inuktitut   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Inuktitut is the native language of the INUIT.
Some speak Inuktitut as their first language, however many have learned it as a second language, their first language being ENGLISH or, in some cases, FRENCH.
Inuktitut is one of the two major languages spoken in the Northwest Territories.
thecanadianencyclopedia.com /PrinterFriendly.cfm?Params=J1ARTJ0020175   (144 words)

 Inuktitut language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Inuktitut, like other Eskimo-Aleut languages, represents a particular type of agglutinative language called a polysynthetic language : it "synthesizes" a root and various grammatical affixes to create long wordswith sentence-like meanings.
The Inuktitut syllabary is based on the Cree syllabary, which is in turn based on thatof Ojibwe.
The syllabary for Inuktitut was adopted by the Inuit Cultural Institute in Canada in the 1970s.Inuit in Alaska and Greenland use a Roman script, and Inuit in Siberia use Cyrillic letters.
www.therfcc.org /inuktitut-language-68675.html   (277 words)

 Inuktitut   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
It is related to the Aleut language and together they form the family; while this has no proven wider some postulation has taken place as to relation of Inuktitut to the Indo-European languages and to the Nostratic superphylum.
Inuktitut like other Eskimo-Aleut languages represents a type of agglutinative language called a polysynthetic language : it "synthesizes" a root and various affixes to create long words with sentence-like
Inuktitut is an official language in the areas:
www.freeglossary.com /Greenlandic_language   (327 words)

 Uqausiit: Inuktitut Language Technologies | Information Analysis and Retrieval | Research Programs | Research | NRC-IIT
Inuktitut is the major language of the Circumpolar region stretching from Alaska to Greenland.
The Government of Nunavut is committed to making Inuktitut the language of work and for it to be taught throughout the primary and secondary curricula.
The challenge lies in the fact that Inuktitut is a polysynthetic, agglutinative language, meaning that words are very long and are made by gluing meaning fragments together.
iit-iti.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca /projects-projets/uqausiit_e.html   (466 words)

 Inuktitut Sylabics
How this situation came about is fascinating, especially when the history of Inuktitut syllabics is put into the perspective of the evolution of written language in general.
Sadly, the Inuktitut language has fallen into considerable decline where syllabics are not used (with the lone exception of Greenland).
Other significant Inuktitut syllabic projects are underway, notably the Pigiarniq font, the Evans revival project initiated by the territorial government of Nunavut, and the AiPai Typing Tutor software project initiated by the Kativik School Board.
www.itk.ca /communications/technology-syllabics.php   (1880 words)

 Inuktitut language/Talk - Wikipedia
Although myth has it that there are 100 ways of saying the word "snow" in Inuktitut, there is in fact only one word for it: aput.
First of all, because of the properties of Inuktitut, it is difficult to distinguish what in English might be called a "word" and what might be called a "phrase".
While I am not an expert in Inuktitut, I maintain that the orginal "one word for snow" statement was correct.
nostalgia.wikipedia.org /wiki/Inuktitut_language/Talk   (364 words)

 OHCHR: Inuktitut () - Universal Declaration of Human Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Inuktitut is the traditional language of the Inuit people.
Although Inuktitut has been written for more than a hundred years, literature has developed recently through the publishing efforts of magazines and publishers in northern Canada.
Different alphabets are used: in the western and central Arctic (Kitikmeot), the Roman script; in the eastern Arctic (Baffin and Keewatin regions), the syllabic script (developed in 1894 by the Reverend Edmund Peck for the Cree language and adapted for use in this region).
www.unhchr.ch /udhr/lang/esb.htm   (123 words)

 Inuktitut   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
They also expressed concerns that teachers who speak Inuktitut are expected to teach their language without any formal instruction in the language.
For the first five years of the new territory, the department of education focused on producing materials in Inuktitut for elementary school students studying...
Inuktitut, like other Eskimo-Aleut languages, represents a particular type of agglutinative language called a polysynthetic language: it "synthesizes" a root and various grammatical affixes to create long words with sentence-like meanings.
www.wikiverse.org /inuktitut   (412 words)

 Inuktitut Dictionary - ExploreNorth
A certain number of words used only by local groups of Inuit have been added on account of their particular interest and usefulness.
(2) As there is no infinitive mode in Inuktitut, all the verbs are given in the indicative mode, in the third person singular.
Inuktitut pronounciation does not present as much difficulty as some of the other Amerindian languages.
www.explorenorth.com /articles/inukdict2.htm   (461 words)

 Macleans.ca | Top Stories | Inuit translators, elders meet to develop Inuktitut words for climate change   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Inuktitut, for example, has no standardized terms for concepts such as biodiversity, the Gulf Stream or shoreline erosion.
Inuktitut doesn't have a broad, overarching meaning for the term, Akeeagok said.
The goal is to have it developed in time for the United Nations climate change conference scheduled for Montreal in November and December, allowing Inuit representatives to better represent their concerns.
www.macleans.ca /topstories/news/shownews.jsp?content=n100341A   (516 words)

Inuktitut is one of the names used to describe language of the Inuit.
These many names are the first indication that although Inuktitut is one language, it is composed of many distinct dialects.
There are many dialects of Inuktitut and our knowledge of the differences between them is incomplete.One of the best sources of information is Inuit Uqausiqatigiit - Inuit Languages and Dialects by Louis-Jacques Dorais of Université Laval.
www.chass.utoronto.ca /~ajohns/Inuktitut.html   (578 words)

 Culture.ca: My perspective   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Speaking her native language is a skill she still wants to hone and a part of her heritage that she wants to keep alive.
She sees the future of Inuktitut resting with monolingual elders who can pass on the language to others.
There she'll function entirely in Inuktitut, which thrives in smaller communities like this one, and take back her language as well as a piece of her culture.
www.culture.ca /canada/perspective-pointdevue-e.jsp?data=200411/tcp01500112004e.html   (416 words)

 World Report 368 -- June 2002 #30   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Inuktitut is one of three official languages of the Canadian territory of Nunavut, in northeastern Canada, and is the mother tongue of some 28,000 Canadians, mainly the Inuit people of the Canadian Eastern Arctic and northern Quebec.
Inuktitut has a long history as an oral language but the Inuit people had no written form of it until the late 1800s.
The Inuktitut New Testament was completed in 1992 and one woman, when reading it for the first time, declared, “This is the first time I could see what was written!” The translation was well received, with 10,000 copies being sold, and some people were reported as staying up all night to read it.
www.biblesociety.org /wr_368/368_30.htm   (330 words)

 Inuktitut Computing dot C A
Inuktitut Linguistics for Technocrats: Mick Mallon has graciously given us permission to put a copy of this document that provides a brief introduction to the phonology and morphophonology of Inuktitut.
Inuktitut Morphological Analyser: A common problem for a student of Inuktitut is that words grow to gigantic proportions and need to be broken into units of meaning in order to be understood.
We believe that Inuktitut and its near relatives hold the record for length of words so constructed, resulting in a particular challenge to newcomers to the language.
inuktitutcomputing.ca   (583 words)

 Nunavut 99 - Our Language, Our Selves
Kublu does not lead the same life her parents did, but in her approach to life, her system of values, her appreciation of the world around her, she is closer to them than to her qallunaat colleagues.
Inuktitut has a long, rich history as an oral language, but its writing systems are fairly new.
Inuktitut will be one of Nunavut's three official languages (English and French are the other two).
www.nunavut.com /nunavut99/english/our.html   (2046 words)

 (English)Language Week will emphasize linguistic standards
"Inuktitut language is the principle instrument by which Inuit world views are shaped," NSDC Chair Tommy Evik said.
Inuktitut Uqauttin Language Week was highly successful in the past and did much to raise community awareness about various issues and concerns involving the day-to-day use of Inuktitut.
The health of Inuktitut, and of Inuit culture, depends on Inuktitut being used constantly, respectfully, and spoken well in all areas of community life across Nunavut, they said.
www.gov.nu.ca /jan162002a.htm   (302 words)

 CTV.ca | Inuktitut should be third Cdn. language: Nunavut
Frustrated by what it calls poor funding for Nunavut's mother tongue, the territorial government says it is negotiating with Ottawa to have Inuktitut declared Canada's third official language.
Although Ottawa spends about $1.1 million on Inuktitut language programs, that money is only available for community-based projects such as dictionaries or curriculum materials.
Inuktitut is already considered an official language within the territory.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1108930370628_6/?hub=Canada   (420 words)

 Inuktitut Services Inuktitut
Inuktitut Word Definition, will get you the decomposition of an Inuktitut word that you have selected in a Web page.
The second application, Inuktitut Suffixes, will get you a list of all the suffixes known to the Inuktitut Morphological Analyser, from which you can click on a suffix to get information about it.
We have also created a demo page with selected Inuktitut words that you can click directly to get their decompositions, without installing the links onto the link bar of your browser.
inuktitutcomputing.ca /Uqailaut   (717 words)

 North: Landscape of the Imagination / Le Nord: paysage imaginaire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The earliest attempts to develop an orthography for the Inuktitut language were the attempts by Lutheran ministers to develop a written form for Greenlandic.
In Inuktitut, the terms "long" and "short," as applied to vowels, describe the relative length of time that the same sound is held, so that, for example, "inuk" has a "short u" sound but "inuuk" a "long u" sound.
With the spread of secular literature in Inuktitut syllabics, it became apparent to government officials and to many Inuit that there existed a need for orthographic reform in Inuktitut, to enable all Inuit to write using the same consistent orthography.
www.nlc-bnc.ca /2/16/h16-7301-e.html   (5408 words)

Inuktitut aims at defining a set of application programming interfaces (API) in order to develop programs that can be highly portable on different operating systems on top of these interfaces.
Inuktitut defines two classes of interface for efficient exploitation of clusters of SMPs machines: the intra-node parallelism between processors is managed using light weight processes (threads) and the inter-node parallism between SMPs machines use one-side operations to exchange messages.
Moreover, Inuktitut defines a library for collective communication using scalable algorithms (chain-tree, alpha-tree, flat-tree) and mixed-algorithms using the best algorithm for a range on input.
www-id.imag.fr /Logiciels/inuktitut   (442 words)

 NAC Publications - Inuktituk and Inuit Culture and Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
This course is an introduction to language in general, and to Inuktitut in particular.
The different modes of designating new concepts into Inuktitut are explained, and a discussion of literacy and writing systems in the circumpolar world is included.
The emphasis is on Inuit communities and on the role played by language and education at the community level.
www.nac.nu.ca /library/publications.htm   (1061 words)

 Unicode Inuktitut Font Support from XenoType Technologies
As more and more applications become Unicode-compliant, the possibilities for Inuktitut are endless.
Inuktitut uses a syllabic script with more than 100 possible characters but because Inuktitut requires no exceptional text processing, this kit can be used with any application that currently supports Unicode input.
The Inuktitut Language Kit includes one font and two keyboard drivers — one to support native keyboarding standards and another one that allows clever syllabic typing by implementing a pseudo-phonetic scheme.
www.xenotypetech.com /osxInuktitut.html   (143 words)

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