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 - 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?

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - Nov. 20, 2017

Nov 22, 2017
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Piinaq  -  Fermented Salmon Eggs

Alimpiadam piina piurcimalraa taagua ikllinalraa.

Translation:
Olimpiada's fermented salmon eggs must be ready. Boy, they look delicious.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - Oct. 16, 2017

Oct 18, 2017

Salayaq  -  Cannery

Ilait awa salayat patulartut maatermi.

Translation:
Some canneries close around this time of year.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - Oct. 9, 2017

Oct 11, 2017
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Ayuiqalraanga -
             I couldn't sleep last night.

Unuk nangpia ayuiqalraanga.

Translation:
I couldn't sleep at all last night.

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

Sep 20, 2017
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Kula' iqto - visit

Kula' irlurpek Apaa, quliyanguicurakuk nitnirqanek.

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

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

Sep 6, 2017
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Erneq  - day

Maatermi taknerpa' ut erneret.

Translation:
This time of year, the days are the longest.

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