ESKIMO
WORDS AND PHRASES
Syllables spelled like familiar English words are to be pronounced just that way.
Syllables printed in heavier type are to be accented.
 
 
 
WESTERN ESKIMO:
 
I am hungry......................................Kish-tu-ah (the i long, as in mice)
Our food is all gone..........................Neck-out-voot nahng-ock
Water..............................................Meck (fresh); Mahk (salt)
I am thirsty.......................................Meck-soosh-too-ah
Give me a drink of tea.......................Shy-oo-mick merry-sing-a
I am cold..........................................Crow-too-ah
My boots are wet..............................Comic-sig-kah   maht-soong-uk
My clothing is wet.............................Aht-koo-kah   maht-soong-uk
Bring a dog sled.................................Ick-calm-erak  ahk-fah-loo-kick
Yes...................................................Ahng
No.....................................................Khang-ah
Look! (at my frostbitten wrist, etc.).....Tahng
I don't understand...............................Ah-yo-koo-chett-oo-a
I need food.........................................Neck-a-mick    pee-yoosh-tu-ah
Bring men (to help)............................ Ahng-oh-tit tide-loo-kay
How far is it to the trading post?..........Kite-loon   yock-shig-ta   kip-oosy-vig-a-moon
Matches; fire.......................................Spitz-cot; Keen-o-gak
Native stove (seal-oil lamp)..................Kah-minny-ock; Keen-o-gak
Come quickly!.....................................Pah-tah-gah-mick tight-ah
Gun.....................................................Noo-tick
To the right! (dog driver's term)............Jee!
To the left! (dog driver's term)..............Haw!
Which way?.........................................Nah-goon?
Tobacco..............................................To-bak-u-mick;  Chew-yah-mik
Where is there a white man?.................Nah-ne Kah-sah   tahng-tah
 
 
EASTERN ESKIMO:
 
I am hungry............................................................Kah-poong-ah
Our food is gone....................................................Ner-key-voot  peeto-hung-i-tu-goot
Water....................................................................Ee-mick (fresh);  Ee-mock (salt)
I am thirsty; I need fresh water.................................Kee-poong-ah; Ee-mick   pee-yuma-voong-ah
Give me a drink of tea! (literally, I need tea).............Tee-mick  pee-yuma-voong-ah
I am cold.................................................................Oo-voong-ah   ick-key
My boots are wet.....................................................Kah-mig-ga cow-shook-toot
My clothing is wet....................................................Ah-no-wog-ga cow-shook-toot
Bring a dog sled!......................................................Comma-tee-nick    eye-shook-too
Yes...........................................................................Ee-mah; Ah-high;  Ah-high-la
No............................................................................Nowk; Nah-ga; Ah-guy
Look! (at my frostbitten wrist, etc.)............................Tah-koo!
I don't understand (referring to what has been said).....Two-key-siggy-lahng-ah
I need food.................................................................Ner-key   pee-yuma-voong-ah
Bring men to help........................................................Ahng-oo-tee-nick   ky-ko-see-geet
How far is it to the trading post?..................................Kah-bloona-tah-lick conn-oak  oo-ah-sick-pa?
Matches, or fire...........................................................Ee-koo-mock
Native stove or seal-oil lamp........................................Koo-di-lick
Come quickly..............................................................Kigh-geet or Kigh-sa-geet
Gun............................................................................Cook-e-oo
To the right! (dog driver's term)...................................Owk! or Howk!
To the left! (dog driver's term).....................................Owk-a or  Ow-ha!  Huh-da!
Which way..................................................................Now koot?
Tobacco......................................................................Tobacco-mik
Where is there a white man..........................................Kah-bloon-ah nowk?
source: USAAF Emergencies, Jungle Desert Arctic Ocean, (World War II Survival Manual),
Office of Flying Safety, Saftey Education Division,  p. 143 - 147
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