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Inuktitut Centre

Hello everyone,
I think it will be useful to integrate some Inuktitut words into math and science when teaching basic concepts to help students develop bilingual competency and improve their cognitive academic language proficiency in Inuktitut. Most importantly, it will help students value their mother tongue. To do this, of course, I need your help. I’d appreciate it if you could send me your suggestions and word lists via msimsek@qikiqtani.edu.nu.ca    
Nakurmik,    

Mathematics words:

EnglishInuktitut
Addition 
Subtraction 
Division 
Multiplication 
Variables 
numbers 
Increase 
Decrease 
More 
Less 
A line  
An angle  
A triangle  

Science words:

EnglishInuktitut
Mass 
Volume 
Density 
Name of plants 
Name of animals 
Names of colors 
Fertilization 
Offspring 
Adaptations 
Reproduction 
Matter 
Energy 
Temperature 
Heat  

Useful Inuktitut phrases:
Hello-   Ai
Goodbye-   Assunai
Thank your-   Nakurmik
You're welcome-   Ilaali
Yes-   Aa
No-   Auka
What is your name?-   Kinauvit?/ My name is- uvanga
How are you-   Qanuippit
Money-    Kiinaujaq
When?-    Qanga?
Where?  -Nani?
I feel sick-  Qanimaliqpunga
I am hungry-  Kaakpunga


 

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