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Inuit Grammars

From:Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>
Date:Sunday, April 30, 2000, 17:51
Thanks to all who sent helpful answers. My credit card doesn't like
the looks of this, though.

> Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 09:44:42 -0600 > From: dirk elzinga <dirk.elzinga@...>
> On Fri, 28 Apr 2000, Lars Henrik Mathiesen wrote: > > I see to my frustration that there is no good grammar of any Inuit > > language. At least not in that list. > > > > So: Can anyone recommend one? Or even better a comparative grammar or > > protolanguage reconstruction for the whole group? (I may have asked > > this before, but I can find no trace of either question or reply in my > > files). > > The grammar of Siberian Yupik isn't bad at all; a bit more > socio-/anthro-linguistic information than usual since one of > the main goals is to document language contact issues in the > language, but there should be ample information on the grammar > itself. It's by Willem de Reuse and is published by the > University of Utah Press. > > It strikes me that Jeff Leer has done and published work on > comparative Inuit/Yupik; a search for that author might turn up > something useful.
> Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 11:33:42 -0500 > From: Matt Pearson <jmpearson@...> > > There's a decent grammar of West Greenlandic in the Croom Helm > series (1984), by M.D. Fortescue. A good deal of linguistics work > has been done by Alana Johns and Anthony ("Tony") C. Woodbury. > Those would be two names to look up. I don't know which language > Woodbury works on, but Johns works mostly on Inuktitut.
> Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 16:34:04 -0600 > From: Brad Coon <bcoon@...> > > Someone asked before although I don't recall who. My answer at the > time referred to the comparative Eskimauan dictionary from the Alaska > Native Lgs Center (I think I have the name right). It has Eskimo > reconstructions and often includes Aleut cognates and I believe, > reconstuctions. Also there is the series of articles that appeared in > International Journal of American Linguistics several decades ago. > I believe the author was Danish, his last name was Berg-something.
Brad, does this Alaska Native Lgs Center dictionary treat grammatical morphemes too? And were those articles about grammar or lexicon? I'm not looking for individual word histories, though a description of the sound changes between the different languages would interest me. Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <thorinn@...> (Humour NOT marked)