Cities in GREENLAND
Greenlandic is a polysynthetic language in which thoughts and sentences are expressed in one word to which prefixes and suffixes are added.
What time is it? - Qassinngorpa ?
Where do you come from? - Suminngaaneerpit ?
I am tired - Qasivunga
I am disappointed - Pakatsisimavunga
This is dangerous - Navianarpoq
There are big differences between the East Greenlandic dialect and the West Greenlandic dialect. The second language that almost everyone speaks is of course Danish. A small number of Greenlanders speak English.
Numbers in Greenlandic do not go beyond twelve. Anything over twelve is called a "lot". If one wants to continue counting, one goes on with Danish numbers.
Greenlandic numbers up to twelve:
10 - qulit
11 - arqanallit
12 - arqaneq marluk
Danish numbers from thirteen onwards
13 - tretten
14 - fjorten
Stadler, H. / Groenland
Swaney, D. / Iceland, Greenland & Faroe Islands
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