My name is Liv Molich. I was born in Denmark in 1989 and grew up there. After having children, my former husband and I decided to move to Greenland six years ago. The first time I arrived in Greenland was in in the autumn of 2012. During the first years I didn’t learn Greenlandic. Actually I was eager to learn the language to be able to speak with my Greenlandic speaking colleagues and fellow students, but I didn’t manage to find anywhere in Nuuk where I could learn it. But in 2014 my future husband asked me to join him following the courses at LearnGreenlandic.
Soon, I began to understand how extraordinary a language Greenlandic is. It is hard to learn, but every time you get to know a new stem, derivational morpheme or ending, you become able to create thousands of new words. Learning Greenlandic is actually a game!
I still often come across words that I don’t know, being unable to look them up anywhere because they are not covered by the dictionaries. This makes it hard to learn Greenlandic. Luckily I have had my two brilliant study mates since I first started learning Greenlandic.
my job has taught me a lot, working with Greenlandic language
technology. My studying group and work has been and are still
important factors in learning Greenlandic.
a new language opens doors, letting you meet lots of interesting
people you wouldn’t have met not knowing the language. Learning a
new language makes communication easier and more fruitful. Therefore,
we should all learn each other’s languages.
Liv Molich-imik atilik. 1989-imi Danmarkimi inunngorpunga
Danmarkimilu meeraallunga. Angajoqqaanngoqqammerlunga uikoralu
isumaqatigiippugut Kalaallit Nunaannut nuulluta ukiut arfinillit
qaangiummata. Ukiami 2012-imi Nunatsinneeqqaarpunga. Ukiut siulliit
kalaallisut ilinniarneq ajorpunga. Suleqatikka ilinniaqatikkalu
kalaallisut oqartarmata uanga aamma ilikkarniaraluarpunga taamanili
Nuummi kalaallit oqaasiinik ilinniarfimmik nanisisinnaanngilanga.
Aatsaat ukiami 2014-imi uissama LearnGreenlandic-ikkut
ilinniaqatinngoqqummanga kalaallisut ilinniarnera
Kinguninnguagut paasilerpara kalaallit
oqaasii immikkut ipput. Ilikkarneq atoruminaatsoq, kisianni
ilinniarluni eqqumiitsuliortarpoq. Nagguimmik uiguutimik
naanermilluunniit ataatsimik ilikkaraangama oqaatsinik nutaanik
tuusintinik suliorsinnaanngortarpunga. Kalaallisut ilinniarneq
Suli oqaaserpassuit nalunngisakka
naammattoorpakka. Oqaatsit taakkua ilaasa isumaat sumi arlaanni
nanisinnaanngilakka. Taamaammat kalaallisut ilikkarneq artornarpoq.
Qujanartumik oqaatsit ilinniarnerisa piffissaa tamaat marlunnik assut
pikkorissunik ilinniaqateqarpunga. Aamma suliffinni kalaallit
oqaasiinik ilinniarsinnaavunga qarasaasiaq atorlugu kalaallisut
oqaaserpassualerillunga. Uanga malillunga ilinniaqateqarnera
atorfeqarnera pingaarnerpaapput. Oqaatsinik ilinniarnerup matut
ammartarpai inunnik nalunngisanik naapitsinerit pisinnaalersillugit.
Oqaatsinik ilikkareerutta inuit tamaasa oqaloqatigisinnaavavut.
Taamaammat kalaallisut ilinniarneq iluaqutaavoq.