Ujarlerit

Pia Rolsted Andersen

From: Denmark Age: 62 years old The year you arrived to Greenland: 1979 You first thoughts about Kalaallisut language: I don’t remember what my first thoughts were the first time I listened to spoken Greenlandic, it has been forty years! ;) but as I had fallen in love with Greenland and a (greenlandic) man (my…

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Stefan Hrafn Magnússon

I was born in Iceland (West Iceland) in 1956. I was for the first time in Greenland in 1973, and to live in 1989. What was your first thought hearing Kalaallisut? Exotic, but challenging. What was your motivation to learn Kalaallisut? To participate in life with Greenlandic people since I was to live here. What…

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Sarah Elizabeth Woodall

I was born in Paraguay and raised in USA. I am 32 years old. I arrived to Nuuk nearly 7 years ago, in spring 2012. Your first thoughts/impression about Kalaallisut language It is amazing. In the start, of course I could not understand the words, but it was nice, like a song. Actually, that’s exactly…

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Liv Molich

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…

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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…

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Nina Ramaputra

From: Jakarta, Indonesia. Age: 49 The year you arrived to Greenland: November 29 2000 to Aasiaat You first thoughts about Kalaallisut language? Eqqaamanngilara iluamik, kisianni eqqaamavara papiliamik ataatsimik tunisikkama tassani allaqqavoq kisitsisit ataaseq, marluk, qulit tuungaanut taava suliffinni ingerlaanaq nammineq ilikkarpara, sorlu uanitsut, taratsut allallu. What was your motivation to learn Kalaallisut? That I live here…

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Johannes Riquet

(only in Greenlandic) Ateq: Johannes (imal. Johnny imal. Ujaansi) Riquet. Ukiut: 35 Suminngaaneerneq: Zürich, Schweiz Kalaallit Nunaanni feriarpunga 2011-mi (qaammat ataaset), 2015-mi (sapaatip akunneri marluk) 2016-milu (sapaatip akunneri marluk). Kalaallit Nunaanni najugaqarnikuunngilanga. Massakkut Finlandimi najugaqarpunga. Isumaqarpunga kalaalisut assut kusanartoq soqutiginartollu. Kalaallisut ilinniarpunga Kalaallit Nunaanni feriarama. Oqaatsit nuannarivakka. Schweizimi kalaallisut ilinniarlunga oqaatsit atorsinnaanngilakka. Aamma nalunarpoq ordbogi…

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Julien Caquineau

From: Frankrig Age: 45 The year you arrived to Greenland: Februar 2008 You first thoughts about Kalaallisut language? Sounds interesting. What was your motivation to learn Kalaallisut? I am in Greenland, people speak Greenlandic. What was the hardest in learning Kalaallisut? The pronounce the sounds like “gg” and “ll” What was beneficial learning Kalaallisut? I…

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