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 for March 13, 2017

Mar 13, 2017
Shahla Farzan

Pastaaq, Lent.

Paaskaamen paiglluta pastartutkut.

Translation: We are preparing for Pascha by having Lent.

Pastaaq, Lent.


Sugt'stun Word of the Week for March 5, 2017

Mar 5, 2017
Shahla Farzan

Cuqlliq, elder.

Cuqllirpaq pitani minartutaq'gki cuqlliminum.

Translation: He gave his first catch to his elders.

Cuqlliq, elder.


Sugt'stun Word of the Week for Feb. 27, 2017

Feb 27, 2017
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Tanqik: moon

Tanqiliruq taumi pat'snarluni llaami.

Translation: The moon is bright and it is cold outside.


Sugt'stun Word of the Week for Feb. 12, 2017

Feb 12, 2017
Daysha Eaton

Maskalataaq, Masked dancer.

Apaam tangqai, utakinermek urriitakcagkun tatarpiamaskalaatarialriit. Translation: Older brother saw the big bidarka coming from the volcano full of masked dancers. Maskalataaq, Masked dancer.  


Sugt'stun Word of the Week for Jan. 29, 2017

Jan 30, 2017
Daysha Eaton

Teng’ulraq, Airplane.

Teng’ulrat mic’irkaitut miqwik saqignatii.

Translation: Planes will not land until the airstrip is plowed and grated.

Teng’ulraq, Airplane.

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Sugt'stun Word of the Week for Jan. 22, 2017

Jan 23, 2017
Daysha Eaton

Kankiq, Ice Skate.

Kita am cikuli nanwaq, uspia kankiryuumirtua.

Translation: I wish the lake would hurry up and freeze. I really want to ice skate.

Kankiq, Ice Skate.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week for Jan. 15, 2017

Jan 15, 2017
Daysha Eaton

Llur’ak, Sled.

Llurngami llukcagualleq tengelraa paagutekcak taumi mill’uni nullumini! Ayalayak ai!

Translation: While he was sledding, he took a big jump in the air and landed on his behind! Ouch!

Llur’ak, Sled.

 

Sugt'stun Word of the Week for Jan. 8, 2017

Jan 9, 2017
Daysha Eaton

Qaniq, Snow.

Qanikcaumuq unuk, murwa’ut sug’et aprutmi.

Translation: It must have snowed so much last night; people are treading through the deep snow on the road.

Qaniq, Snow.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week for Jan. 1, 2017

Jan 1, 2017
Daysha Eaton

Nuwikutaq, New Year’s Celebration.

Peknertulartuq paigneq Nuwikutamen.

Translation: The preparation for New Year’s Celebration is a lot of work.

Nuwikutaq, New Year’s Celebration.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week for Dec. 25, 2016

Dec 28, 2016
Daysha Eaton

Suistaq, Nativity Caroling Star.

Suistaq sug’et cungairtarlan’tat itraqan enegnun taumi an’aqan enegnek.

Translation: People don’t go in front of the star when they’re going into houses and when they leave the houses.

Suistaq, Nativity Caroling Star.

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