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.
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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 - April 16, 2018

Apr 16, 2018

Cakaiq  -  Riddle

Cakiarlartukut cakaq Kenayut yaqllipet.

Translation:
We do riddles like our Athabaskan neighbors

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - April 9, 2018

Apr 9, 2018
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Qayat Pelistanat - Dock for boats

Allrak, camiinugaq, Nanwalek piincequq qayat pelistanatnek.

Translation: 
Maybe someday Nanwalek will get a boat dock.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - April 2, 2018

Apr 2, 2018
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Quiuyryat  -  Northern Lights

Suget pilaumalrit kawiiyaqaata quiryat kumait, anguyakcagcequt.

People used to say that when the northern lights are red, there will be a big war.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - March 26, 2018

Mar 26, 2018
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Kapkaanaq  -  To trap

Suk ikuuciimalraa qaterqamek quirrimek kapkaanamini.

Translation:
A man found a white groundhog in his trap.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - March 19, 2018

Mar 19, 2018
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Teggllim Cirunii  -  Moose Antler 

Nitankaa teggllim cirunii kallagqiluteng uuqggwiini.

Translation:
I hear moose antlers shaking in the alders.

I can hear the moose antlers shaking in the alders.                                                                        

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - March 5, 2018

Mar 8, 2018
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Kaltuggaq  -  Potato

Qupilngaat piturait uksumen llillepet, enam aciani.

The mice are eating the potatoes stored for winter under the house.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - February 26, 2018

Feb 28, 2018
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Kenerkiiruu piliitaq  -  feed the fire

Piliitaq qamegkuan'llkiu, kenerkiirkiaggu.

Translation: Don't let the stove go out; keep feeding it wood.

 

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Nantiinaq  -  Bigfoot

Wamlanci llami umgaaqan Nantinam tuqercuaraaci.

Translation:
Don't play outside when it's foggy.
Bigfoot might grab you.

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Anyum Sugaa  -  Snowman

Suliinguarluk anyumek.

Translation: Let's build a snowman.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - Nov. 27, 2017

Nov 28, 2017
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Taaritet  -  Steam Bath Switch

Maqikumnuk-qaa taarisquten unuku?

Translation:
When we take a steam bath tonight, would you like me to spank you with the steam bath switch?

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