Inuktitut (ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ)

travel photo to inspire Inuktitut language study
Igloolik Inuit women and child in traditional parkas. Photo by Ansgar Walk, CC BY 2.5

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Why learn Inuktitut?

Learning Inuktitut improves the knowledge of your own language. Adding Inuktitut language skills to your business skills make you a more valuable an employee in the marketplace. Aquiring a second language can improve your skills and grades in math and English. Studying the Inuktitut Language creates more positive attitudes and less prejudice toward people who are different.

Inuktitut is one of the principal Inuit languages of Canada. It is spoken by 35-40,000 Inuit people in all areas north of the tree line, including parts of the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, to some extent in northeastern Manitoba as well as the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. It is one of the aboriginal languages written with Canadian Aboriginal syllabics.

Inuktitut Alphabet & Pronunciation


[ai]

[i]

[u]

[a]

[pai]

[pi]

[pu]

[pa]

[p]

[tai]

[ti]

[tu]

[ta]

[t]

[kai]

[ki]

[ku]

[ka]

[k]

[hai]

[hi]

[hu]

[ha]

[h]

[gai]

[gi]

[gu]

[ga]

[g]

[mai]

[mi]

[mu]

[ma]

[m]

[nai]

[ni]

[nu]

[na]

[n]

[sai]

[si]

[su]

[sa]

[s]
ᓯ̵
[shri]
ᓱ̵
[shru]
ᓴ̵
[shra]
ᔅ̵
[shr]
ᓯˋ
[hi]
ˎᓱ
[hu]
ᓴˏ
[ha]
ᔅ̷
[h]

[lai]

[li]

[lu]

[la]

[l]

[jai]

[ji]

[ju]

[ja]

[j]
ᑦᔦ
[jjai]
ᑦᔨ
[jji]
ᑦᔪ
[jju]
ᑦᔭ
[jja]
ᑦᔾ
[jj]

[ři]

[řu]

[řa]

[ř]

[vai]

[vi]

[vu]

[va]

[v]

[rai]

[ri]

[ru]

[ra]

[r]

[qai]

[qi]

[qu]

[qa]

[q]
ᖅᑫ
[qqai]
ᖅᑭ
[qqi]
ᖅᑯ
[qqu]
ᖅᑲ
[qqa]
ᖅᒃ
[qq]

[hgai]

[ngi]

[ngu]

[nga]

[ng]

[nngi]

[nngu]

[nnga]

[nng]

[łi]

[łu]

[ła]

[ł]

[b]

[h]

[ʼ]

Basic Phrases in Inuktitut

Hello (Ha-lu)
Goodbyeᑕᕝᕙᐅᕗᑎᑦ (Tah-vow-voo-teet)
Yes (Ee)
Noᐋᒡᒐ (Ah-gah)
Excuse me
Please
Thank you (Na-koor-meek)
You are welcome
Do you speak english
Do you understand
I understand
I do not understand
How are you
Fine thanks
What is your name
My name is
Pleased to meet you

Inuktitut Grammar

Inuktitut Nouns

Man
Woman
Boy
Girl
Cat
Dog
Fish
Water
Milk
Egg
House
Flower
Tree
Shirt
Pants

Inuktitut Adjectives

Colors in Inuktitut

Black
White
Red
Orange
Yellow
Green
Blue
Purple
Pink
Gray
Brown

Numbers in Inuktitut

Zero
One
Two
Three
Four
Five
Six
Seven
Eight
Nine
Ten
Eleven
Twelve
Twenty
Thirty
Forty
Fifty
Sixty
Seventy
Eighty
Ninety
Hundred
Thousand

Inuktitut Verbs

To be
To have
To want
To need
To help
To go
To come
To eat
To drink
To speak

Building Simple Sentences

More Complex Inuktitut Sentences

And
Or
But
Because
With
Also
However
Neither
Nor
If
Then

Useful Inuktitut Vocabulary

Inuktitut Questions

Who
What
When
Where
Why
How
How many
How much

Days of the Week in Inuktitut

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Yesterday
Today
Tomorrow

Months in Inuktitut

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Seasons in Inuktitut

Winter
Spring
Summer
Autumn

Telling Time in Inuktitut

What time is it
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
O clock
Half
Quarter past
Before
After