Sugt'stun Word of the Week

Weekdays 7:59 a.m. and 4:59 p.m.; Weekends at 9:18 a.m. and 4:18 p.m.
  • Hosted by Sperry Ash

The Sugt'stun Word of the Week is a collaboration between KBBI and Nanwalek residents, Sally and Sperry Ash, to share the Sugt'stun language with the communities of the Southern Kenai Peninsula.

Sugt'stun is the traditional language of the Sugpiaq communities along the Alaska Peninsula, Prince William Sound, and Kodiak Island. This includes the villages of Port Graham and Nanwalek.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - Sept. 18, 2017

Sep 20, 2017

Kula' iqto - visit

Kula' irlurpek Apaa, quliyanguicurakuk nitnirqanek.

Let's visit Grandpa, because he might share good stories.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - September 4th, 2017

Sep 6, 2017

Erneq  - day

Maatermi taknerpa' ut erneret.

This time of year, the days are the longest.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - July 19, 2017

Jul 18, 2017

Tam'uq - dried fish

Emma seg-uq qutmi, tam'uuliluni.

Gramdma is cutting fish on the beach, making dried fish.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - July 3, 2017

Jul 3, 2017

Kuimarluni - to swim

Kuimaryuumirtua tung-iqan nanwami

I want to swim in the lagoon when the tide comes in.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - June 26, 2017

Jun 29, 2017

Caknaluku - What for?

Caknaluku - mi naug-aqii qayaq?

Why the heck did he borrow the boat?

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - June 19, 2017

Jun 23, 2017

Sisik!  - No Way!

Sisik  tuncirkaitaqa tulaqa.

No way! I will never lend my skiff to him.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - June 5, 2017

Jun 5, 2017

  Skuuluk - School

Taaggua skuulurpet mikpakartuq.

Our school sure is too small.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - May 29, 2017

May 29, 2017

Ac'irluni: Feel the groove

Ac'iqii cauyarngata Iwanunkut wamngata.

The music sure got into John when they played music.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week for May 22, 2017

May 25, 2017

Alakaa ai: Gee whiz

Alakaa ai, nutann kiimi piturtua sarsalua!


Gee whiz,  I'm just now eating and having tea!

Sug'stun Word of the Week for May 1, 2017

May 1, 2017
JW Heldermon Photography

Pituugaaq: Rooster.

Pituugaankuk Kuulicaani-llu katrilariik.

Translation: The rooster and his hen went square dancing.