I know there is not much commercial need for this Eastern Siberian language, but it may go extinct soon as only around 6, people speak it currently. It is an amazingly beautiful and exotic language, not to mention the beauty of the landscape it lives in. Give it a vote : In the meantime, I will be looking for someone to create the course, although I may have to go to Russia for that! Thanks all! Chukchi is a severely endangered language belonging to the Chukotko-Kamchatkan language family, spoken by the indigenous Chukchi people living in the far North Eastern part of Siberia, Russia.
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I know there is not much commercial need for this Eastern Siberian language, but it may go extinct soon as only around 6, people speak it currently. It is an amazingly beautiful and exotic language, not to mention the beauty of the landscape it lives in.
Give it a vote : In the meantime, I will be looking for someone to create the course, although I may have to go to Russia for that! Thanks all! Chukchi is a severely endangered language belonging to the Chukotko-Kamchatkan language family, spoken by the indigenous Chukchi people living in the far North Eastern part of Siberia, Russia.
The majority of the roughly 16, ethnic Chukchi live in Chukotka Autonomous Okrug and of them only around 5, report speaking the Chukchi language as their native language, as of the census. Chukchi grammar has developed declension and conjugation systems. The noun in the Chukchi language has a category of person. Like pronouns in some other languages the noun can change its forms according to what person it indicates.
A notable feature of Chukchi is its vowel harmony system largely based on vowel height. The second group is known as "dominant vowels" and the first group as "recessive vowels"; that is because whenever a "dominant" vowel is present anywhere in a word, all "recessive" vowels in the word change into their "dominant" counterpart. Several small and ancient Paleo-Siberian groups live in Russia's extreme northeastern section of Siberia.
The Chukchi are an ancient Arctic people who chiefly live on the Chukchi peninsula, or Chukotka. The territory is mostly tundra treeless arctic plains , with some taiga areas plains with scattered trees in the south. Some Chukchi personal names reflect natural occurrences at the time of the person's birth—for example, Tynga-gyrgyn "sunrise"; male and Gyrongav "spring"; female.
Other names, such as Umqy "polar bear"; male Galgan-nga "duck"; female are the names of animals native to Chukotka. The quotes and links are for information purposes, and while anyone could find them with a simple web search, I include them here for those who just wanted to know a tiny bit more immediately. Same but with Nenets, honestly. If I ever stumble across a native speaker, I'd do my best to make a course. Just a tip: when you want to know a word in a language you know nothing about, it's usually a good idea to ask for a word that exists pretty much universally, like water or I, instead of a grammatical feature most languages don't have, like an article.
There is Russian-Chukchi phrasebook, however quality is terrible. Get started. Chukchi ttiegreen. July 16, Lrtward Mod. It's amazing how many languages are out there, I had never heard of Chukchi before.
Some quotes and links to fuller articles: a Chukotko-Kamchatkan language spoken by about 10, people in northeastern Siberia, mainly on the Chukchi peninsula or Chukotka between the Chukchi and Bering Seas [10, may be an old figure.
See the next quote. Initial and final consonant clusters are not tolerated, and schwa epenthesis is pervasive. Stress tends to: 1. KVRMx You still deserve some lingots for your efforts. Thank you for taking the time to research this. I agree, some Lingots for you! June 21, GoodMatthew19 It would be great for Duolingo to add more indigenous languages to the list of language choices. April 30, What is "the" in it just want to know a example of Chukchi. Oh ok. I'm doing Swedish and just remembered it doesn't have "The".
I wonder how long it takes them to say a few sentences. May 1, By the way, in Chukchi hello is "amyn ettyk. Learn a language in just 5 minutes a day. For free. Get started Login.
Chukchi (Ԓыгъоравэтԓьэн йиԓыйиԓ)
Linguistic diversity What for? What issues? Data on Chukchi Alternative names : Tchouktche, lygorawetlat. Chukchi is the name given by the Russian and adopted at national level. The indigenous population refers to itself using the name Lygorawetlat. Classification : Chukotko-Kamchatkan languages.
a Grammar of Chukchi
According to the Russian Census of , about 7, of the 15, Chukchi people speak Chukchi; knowledge of the Chukchi language is decreasing, and most Chukchi now speak the Russian language fewer than report not speaking Russian at all. The language is closely related to Koryak. There are many cultural similarities between the Chukchis and Koryaks , including economies based on reindeer herding. All of these peoples and other unrelated minorities in and around Kamchatka are known collectively as Kamchadals.
According to the census there are about 5, speakers of Chukchi, which is also known as Chukchee, Chukot, Chuchi, or Chuchee. The majority of Chavchu speak Chukchi and resit Russian language and culture, while most of the Ankalyn under 50 speak Russian in addition to Chukchi. Chukchi was first written at the beginning of the 20th century. Before then one Chukchi man named Tenevil had devised a pictographic script, however this was only used in his camp. The first official script for Chukchi was a version of the Latin alphabet devised in by Vladimir Bogoraz, a Russian revolutionary exiled to Chukotka. He also wrote a grammar of Chukchi, and an ethnographic study of the Chukchi. In the Latin alphabet for Chukchi was replaced by the Cyrillic alphabet.