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Some form of visual language for translation would be grand, something
similiar to how Chinese works. Two or more) languages that technically are
not related can be called Chinese.

Inuit, I know of a small shop in Nome that might have a language book on
Inuit as well as Siberian Yupik.. I forget his name, but he is white but
related to the Diomeders (how people are known in the Nome region in part)..

It was interesting to be in a region where English was not always the
primary lingo, as well as English in transition, or actually people in
transition. I heard some odd forms while living in Nome (Norton Sound) since
many of the people either spoke a local "Eskimo" language, or their close
relations did, and it showed in their English.

Alaska is an odd place, on a daily basis you can hear some 4+ language of
people who live here. Be it Russian, English, one of the "Eskimo" languages,
or some other lingo. Especially Spanish.

Native to Alaska is some 11 languages (major breakdown, not broke down into
the smaller groups).

Inuit/Inupiat, Yupik, Siberian Yupik, Gwichin (form of Athabaskan?),
Athabaskan (Various), Tlingit, Haida, Aleut (one of the two or more types),
as well as others. We also have a large colony of Russians (some from the
days of when Alaska was part of Russia, as well as the Russian Orthodox
Church). Also you hear Phillipino (Kodiak Island especially I have heard).
Spanish, Korean, Japanese and a variety of others.

Hard to believe we only have a population of like 600,000.

Mike


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