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Greenlandic resources

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:42 pm

Our library hasn't got any learning material for Greenlandic (or any other Inuit languages). Does anyone here know of any resources? Does anyone here speak it?

I have browsed the web and found online resources, e.g. a Tumblr site (difficult to navigate), Greenlandic 101, and a tutor in Danish. And this review of a course called Learn Greenlandic.

Is there anything similar to TY/Colloquial/Assimil?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Greenlandic resources

Postby Serpent » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:52 pm

Was this about Greenlandic?
I hadn't noticed that the forum was down until I was going to show it to one of our patrons at the library:
-I'll forward your question to the experts on the #1 language forum... have a look here... oops it's been hacked. :?
:lol: :?

You can probably get in touch with Danish libraries to find out what's available out there? ;)
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Re: Greenlandic resources

Postby Speakeasy » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:06 am

Fascinating! Jeff, I would not be surprised if, before opening this discussion thread, you conducted a search of the HTLAL for this language. Nevertheless, for the benefit of others who might wish to explore the archives, I just conducted my own search and have listed what appear to be the most relevant threads:

Greenlandic profile
http://how-to-learn-any-language.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=8857&PN=1

Colloquial Greenlandic (Routledge)
http://how-to-learn-any-language.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=30181&PN=42. I checked Routledge's website and, alas, they have not yet published such a course.

Assimil Greenlandic (sic)
Not really the title of this discussion thread; however, there seems to have been a request that Assimil publish such a course: http://how-to-learn-any-language.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=9566&PN=1: "I once rather stupidly requested a Greenlandic course, but Icelandic is certainly one worth publishing, and one I would definitely use and have been hoping for. You have my support also!" I just checked Assimil's website and such a course is not yet listed.

Learning Greenlandic
http://how-to-learn-any-language.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=23632&PN=54. I would assume that Fasulye's comment "I would guess that many of the resources for learning Greenlandic are written in Danish. So I would assume that a reading knowledge of Danish would be helpful to learn Greenlandic." has some merit. Perhaps Iversen would know more about this.

Icelandic and Greenlandic
http://how-to-learn-any-language.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=5529&PN=26. An interesting discussion thread wherein the following observations were made: "It may be a bit late to answer, but I really can't help... Greenlandic is beyond all comparison. Yes, Greenlandic is rather logical, indeed, but with its own logic, and its structure is much different from indo-european languages' structure. It is true that Icelandic is a difficult language, but it is easier to learn than Greenlandic. For someone whose language is indo-european, the vocabulary of Icelandic is easier to learn than the one of Greenlandic, but above this, the syntax of Icelandic is much closer. I've been studying Greenlandic for almost one year, and I'm hardly able to write 2 or 3 correct sentences. Not to mention the pronounciation" and "Greenlandic's probably as hard as Japanese, but at least you get too use Roman letters."


Greenlandic thread
http://how-to-learn-any-language.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=21373&PN=40&TPN=3. Hmm, at 65 pages and counting, I'll leave it to the numerous enthusiasts of Greenlandic to read and digest its contents.

Iversen’s Multiconfused Log
http://how-to-learn-any-language.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12983&TPN=330. He never ceases to amaze me ... seriously!
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Re: Greenlandic resources

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:19 pm

Yes Serpent, the library question was about Greenlandic.

Thanks Speakeasy for the searches! I totally forgot about HTLAL.
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