Sugt'stun Word of the Week

Weekdays 7:59 a.m. and 4:59 p.m.; Weekends at 9:18 a.m. and 4:18 p.m.
  • Hosted by Sperry Ash

The Sugt'stun Word of the Week is a collaboration between KBBI and Nanwalek residents, Sally and Sperry Ash, to share the Sugt'stun language with the communities of the Southern Kenai Peninsula.

Sugt'stun is the traditional language of the Sugpiaq communities along the Alaska Peninsula, Prince William Sound, and Kodiak Island. This includes the villages of Port Graham and Nanwalek.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - July 8, 2018

Jul 12, 2018
Chicago History Museum

Matarnaq  - Indian from the lower 48

Taugna matarnaq Chicago mek angqukaa.

That Indian from Chicago is my friend.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - June 11, 2018

Jun 12, 2018
Wikimedia Commons

Qaiyum qilua  -  Seal intestines

Qaigyum qilua asirlartuq qiuryaliqqllukiu.

Translation:
Seal intestines are good for braiding and smoking.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - May 28, 2018

May 28, 2018
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Engarpakarluni  -  He laughed too hard.

Qurmicaggamalraa etqicaulluni!

Translation:
He laughed too hard and peed in his pants.

 

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018
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Illipai  -  Her Bread

Illipai Emaa Nataliam tagua asirlartut.

Translation:
Emaa Natalie's bread is very good.

 

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - May 7, 2018

May 7, 2018
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Piayaraillkegllaraa  -  It's easy for her.

Piayaraillkegllaraa Katiam qilaguaneq cukinek.

Translation:
It's easy for Kathy to knit socks.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - April 30, 2018

Apr 30, 2018
Nanwalek School

Wamya-turtut - They're going to play.

Igwill-ranka illamen wamya-turtut.

Translation:
My kids are going outside to play.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - April 16, 2018

Apr 16, 2018

Cakaiq  -  Riddle

Cakiarlartukut cakaq Kenayut yaqllipet.

Translation:
We do riddles like our Athabaskan neighbors

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - April 9, 2018

Apr 9, 2018
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Qayat Pelistanat - Dock for boats

Allrak, camiinugaq, Nanwalek piincequq qayat pelistanatnek.

Translation: 
Maybe someday Nanwalek will get a boat dock.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - April 2, 2018

Apr 2, 2018
Wikimadia Commons

Quiuyryat  -  Northern Lights

Suget pilaumalrit kawiiyaqaata quiryat kumait, anguyakcagcequt.

People used to say that when the northern lights are red, there will be a big war.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - March 26, 2018

Mar 26, 2018
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Kapkaanaq  -  To trap

Suk ikuuciimalraa qaterqamek quirrimek kapkaanamini.

Translation:
A man found a white groundhog in his trap.

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