Basic Sounds of Inuktitut

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Rule 1: Presentation of the Inuktitut vowels and consonants

Standard Orthography

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Rule 6: Introduction to alphabetic (qaliujaarpait) and syllabic (qaniujaarpait) orthography.

Teaching Literacy

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Rule 7: We recommend that a synthetic method be used from the start.

Word Categories

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Rule 9: Inuktitut words can be classified to their grammatical properties.

Shared Properties of Nouns and Verbs

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Rule 10: What makes a noun a noun is that is contains a noun ending. What makes a verb a verb is that is contains a verb ending.

Deep form of Chunks

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Rule 11: When a chunk occurs in a given word, it has a concrete form called its surface form. The surface form of a chunk often varies depending on words.

Truncating and Additive Chunks

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Rule 12: All chunks except bases are either truncating or additive.

Softenings

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Rule 13: The initial p or t of some additive chunks softens into v or j after a vowel.

Assimilation Rules

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Rule 14: Assimilation is the process by which two nearby sounds become more similar to each other.

Reduction of Vowel and Consonant Groups

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Rule 15: Processes occurring when two vowels or two consonants appear in a row.
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