Tarrarsuut

Illit tarrat tarrarsuummi

Tassa uanga taallianni kusanarnerpaaq

Kisianni sukkasuumik tammappoq

Oqaasera kingulleq ”asavakkit”

Turn
Translated into Greenlandic by Peter
Illit tarrat tarrarsuummi Tassa uanga taallianni kusanarnerpaaq Kisianni sukkasuumik tammappoq Oqaasera kingulleq ”asavakkit”Turn
Original version
The mirror

A poetic work

The Eskimo (eater of raw meat) it is the language of women. The Inuit (human) suits them better. A love poem, translated into a language of Arctic ice is in itself a poetic work. Who will succeed in reconciling these two words, for they become a poem understood by men.

Kalaallisut and Greenland

Kalaallisut (Greenlandic, eskimo) is an official language in Greenland and about 50,000 people speak it. Greenlandic is a dialect of the inuit language, and is syntax is very different from our language, but more similar to that of Japanese, a completly unrelated language. Greenland's least populous country in the world saw the Vikings land in the 10th century, and Inuit peoples from the present Canada settled there a bit later.
Neighboring languages
Yupik poem
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