Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Yupik Word of the Week

Hello happy Yupik learners!
Today’s word is one of my favorite. The translation is actually a whole phrase in English.
Naamikika (pronounced Nom-ee-tgee-ka) - I don’t know. It’s easy to pronounce and applicable in many situations. I get a lot of use out of this one!  Have fun confusing friends and family this week by using it as a response!
Word list:
ii-i (pronounced eee) – yes
quyana (pronounced Goo-yah-nah) – thank you
tua-i (pronounced tdoy) – enough or that’s it
tai-tai (pronounced tdi-tdi -with a long i sound) – come, come here, come on
Naamikika (pronounced Nom-ee-tgee-ka) - I don’t know

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