A Taste of Inuktitut...

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The Juniors are studying the Inuit people of the Arctic regions.

What language do they speak and how do they write it....?

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We discovered...

Inuktutut is the language of the Inuit.

It is spoken in Alaska, Arctic Canada, Greenland and

Siberia. There are many dialects.

Inuktitut was developed by James Evans, a missionary,

in the late19th Century. Before this time Inuit had no
written language.
Inuktitut has 15 consonants and only 3 vowels.

Words are combinations of syllables (see chart)

A dot over a symbol means a long sound.

A single consonant sound is written as a small symbol,

e.g. the k and final t in the symbols for Inuktitut (above).
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Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inuktitut

Inuktitut in the Allen Centre...

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Become an Inuk - Discover how to write your name in Inuktitut. Click the Download link below...


Discover Inuit Words for Arctic Animals...

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Click the Download Link below...