hear (Yup'ik)

Yuki-Shige Tamura tamura at SUE.SHIGA-U.AC.JP
Tue Feb 2 01:06:37 UTC 2010

For Yup'ik (an Eskimo) niite-, Jacobson (1984:265) gives the following  
niite-: to hear (often with the implication of understanding or  

Jacobson, Steven A. (1984) Yup'ik Eskimo Dictionary, Alaska Native  
Language Center.

Examples and its derived forms there might be interesting to your  


Yuki-Shige Tamura, Ph.D
Faculty of Education,
Shiga University
2-5-1 Hiratsu, Otsu, Shiga, Japan
Ph. +81-77-537-7812

On 2010/02/02, at 7:59, Cumberland, Linda A wrote:

> Assiniboine(Dakotan branch of Mississippi Valley Siouan) uses nax'uN  
> 'hear' (where x is a voiceless velar fricative and uN is nasal u].  
> There is a word, ogaxnigha 'understand', but although it is attested  
> by several speakers, in 11 years of working with speakers of the  
> language, I have never heard it used in conversation. The universal  
> choice is nax'uN.
> Linda Cumberland
> Quoting Steve Parker <steve-monica_parker at sil.org>:
>> Neo-Melanesian Pidgin English (Tok Pisin), uses the verb "harim",  
>> from
>> English 'hear', for both 'hear' and 'understand'.
>> Steve

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