There is a new app titled “Inuttut Kautamât uKauset”, meaning “Inuttitut everyday words”.
This app was created to encourage everyday speaking of Inuttitut called “Inuttut”, when speaking the language within Nunatsiavut communities in Labrador.
The funding for the project came from Tradition & Transition, a partnership between Memorial University of Newfoundland and the Nunatsiavut Government and was conducted by Alana Johns from the University of Toronto and Rita Andersen from Nain, and
They both selected a number of Inuttitut words, phrases and expressions that might enable people to understand and join in conversations in Inuttitut.
This research was supported in part by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Their community research assistant, Amos Suarak recorded and organized the audio files.
The list of words is far from complete but we hope that listening to them will create familiarity and use.
They would like to thank the Nunatsiavut government for their help in facilitating this work through advice, space, technical support, etc.
To check out this amazing app, you can go to mothertongues.org/inuttitut/.
They would also like to notify the public that this app is for educational purposes only.