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Consonant Groups Within a Word

Rule #5

In Nunavik Inuktitut, it is a fact that no group of two consonants can follow another group of two consonants in the same word.


  • ullaakut (not ullaakkut)
  • qannituq (not qannirtuq)
  • kuutjuamiut (not kuutjuarmiut)
  • natsisiurunnangittuq (not natsirsiurunnangngittuq)

This fact is specific to Nunavik Inuktitut and to Nunatsiavut Inuktitut. It stems from a rule that developed by itself in the early 20th century.

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