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Social Science Native American Studies

Suffixes of the Eskimo dialects of Cumberland Peninsula and North Baffin Island

by (author) Kenn Harper

Canadian Museum of History
Initial publish date
Jan 1979
Native American Studies, Native American Languages
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This volume compares and contrasts the derivational suffixes of the Cumberland Peninsula and North Baffin Island Inuit dialects and presents them in dictionary format with alphabetized variants and examples. Two appendices describe the use of selected derivational suffixes to mark verb tense and summarize all suffix base entries included in the dictionary.

About the author

Kenn Harper lived in the Arctic for 50 years in Inuit communities in Canada and in Qaanaaq, Greenland. He has worked as a teacher, historian, linguist, and businessman. He speaks Inuktitut, and has written extensively on Northern history and language. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, a recipient of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee Medal, and a Knight of the Order of Dannebrog (Denmark). Harper is the author of the bestselling Give Me My Father's Body, with a forthcoming new edition entitled Minik: The New York Eskimo.

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