A collection of useful phrases in Alutiiq, an Eskimo-Aleut language spoken in western and southwestern Alaska.
Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).
|Hello (General greeting)||Cama'i|
|Hello (on phone)|
|How are you?||Cestun et'cit?|
|Reply to 'How are you?'|
|Long time no see|
|What's your name?||Cestun atren?|
|My name is ...||Atqa ...|
|Where are you from?|
|I'm from ...|
|Pleased to meet you|
|Tang'rciqamken (See you later)|
|Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
|Have a nice day|
|Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
|Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
|I don't know||Nalluwaqa|
|I don't understand||Kangircinitua
|Please speak more slowly|
|Please say that again|
|Please write it down|
|Do you speak English?|
|Do you speak Alutiiq?|
|Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
|Speak to me in Alutiiq|
|How do you say ... in Alutiiq?|
|How much is this?||Qaugcinek?|
|Reply to thank you||Quyanaituq|
|Where's the toilet / bathroom?|
|This gentleman will pay for everything|
|This lady will pay for everything|
|Would you like to dance with me?|
|Do you come here often?|
|I miss you||Kusuwamken|
|I love you|
|Get well soon|
|Leave me alone!|
|Call the police!|
|Christmas greetings||Spraasnikam (Happy Holidays)|
|One language is never enough|
|My hovercraft is full of eels|
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