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Ruth Montgomery-Andersen

Ruth Montgomery-Andersen

From: USA, New Mexico

Age: 61

The year you arrived to Greenland: 1995, I went to Greenland from Denmark

You first thoughts about Kalaallisut language:

I heard Kalaallisut for the first time in 1995 and I thought: it’s beautiful. 

What was your motivation to learn Kalaallisut?

I was going to live here so it’s natural to learn the language.

What was the hardest in learning Kalaallisut?

Suligama suleqatikka kalaallisut oqaluqatigirusuppunga, ajorulaartumik suliqatikka piffisaqanngillat aporfiuppoq. Meeqqat, naartusut, utoqqat, oqaluqatigirussuppunga, uku piffisaqarput, kisiaani ajorulaartumik iluamik kalaallisumik oqalulasinanngiata.

What was beneficial learning Kalaallisut?

Elders and children.

What is the most important thing in learning Kalaallisut language?

Help each other and to live together in a harmony.

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Ruth Montgomery-Andersen

Ruth Montgomery-Andersen-mik ateqarpunga.

USA-mi New Mexico-mi inunngorpunga, 61 ukioqarpunga. 1995-imi Danmarkiminngaaniit Kalaallit Nunaanut pivunga

1995-imi aattaat kalaallisut oqaatsit tusarpakka. Eqqarsarpunga kalaallisut oqaatsit nuannit.
Kalaallit Nunaannut tikkikkatta oqaasii ilinniarnissaat pingaarpoq.
Kalaallit oqaasii ilinniarlugit aporfiuvoq suligaangma suleqatikka kalaallisut oqaloqatigerusuppakka, ajorulartumik suleqatikka piffisaqanngillat, tamanna aporfiuppoq. Meeqqat, naartusut, utoqqat, oqaloqatigerusuppaannga, taakku piffissaqarput.

Kalaallit oqaasii ilinniarlugit iluaqutaavoq utoqqaat oqaluqatigisinnaaneri, meeqqallu pingaartumik iluaqutaapput.

Kalaallit oqaasiinik ilinniarnermi pingaarnerpaajuvoq suleqatigiineq, inuit ataqatigiineri, inooqatigiinnerlu.