Greenlandish

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From Greenland +‎ -ish, influenced by Norwegian and Danish grønlandsk.

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Greenlandish (not comparable)

  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Greenland, its people, or its language.
    • 1986, Lee M. Hollander, The Poetic Edda:
      Intimately connected with the question of the date is that of the home of Eddic poetry. There is fair agreement about only two poems: "Atlamál," which is generally allowed to be of Greenlandish origin, and the "Prophecy of Grípir," which no doubt was composed by an Icelander of the twelfth century [...]

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Greenlandish

  1. The official language of Greenland, an Eskimo-Aleut language written with the Latin alphabet.
    • 1875, Hinrich Rink, Robert Brown, Tales and traditions of the Eskimo:
      Taking it for granted that Greenlandish may be held to represent the Eskimo tongue in general, we shall endeavour to give an idea of its remarkable construction.
    • 1996, Hans Goebl, Linguistique de contact:
      The linguistic character of Faroese and Greenlandish are very different, Greenlandish being an Eskimo language whereas Faroese is a Nordic language with roots in Old Norwegian.

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