Language & Manners

Andre Cramblit andrekar at NCIDC.ORG
Thu Apr 1 17:18:53 UTC 2004

Native language classes teach manners in addition to words
Students want to reclaim culture, bone up or learn a new tongue

Anchorage Daily News

(Published: March 29, 2004)

It is a sunny spring morning, but Moon Woman, Bear Woman, Little Bird
and Baby Baby -- their translated Aleut names -- are huddled inside an
annex of the Alaska Native Heritage Center, trying to master the sound
of a rough "G."

In the western dialect of the Aleut, or Unangax, language, the sound of
a regular "G" comes from one part of the mouth and the sound of a rough
"G" comes from another -- subtle but critical to meaning.

FUll Lesson @:

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