User talk:Jakeybean

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Greenlandic check[edit]

Hello Jakeybean,

Could you please look over the following phrases and correct them if they are wrong?

  1. Polar bear is mammal that lives in the Arctic.
    Nanoq miluumasuuvoq nunani issittuni uumasoq.
    Nanoq miluumasuuvoq nunani issittuni uumavoq.
  2. Winged horse / Winged horses
    Hiisti sululik / Hiistit sulullit
    Hiisti sulullit / Hiistit sulullit
  3. Three-legged animal / Three-legged animals
    Uumasoq pingasunik niulik / Uumasut pingasunik niullit
    Uumasoq pingasunik niullit / Uumasut pingasunik niullit

Thank you for the help in advance! (Mjanja 15:11, 16 November 2011 (UTC))

Greenlandic cases template[edit]

Hello, I noticed you also like the beautiful Greenlandic language :) We can only include the plural of nouns (e.g. angut -> angutit, ikinngut -> ikinngutit) but I can´t find a declension template to include cases (e.g. angutip, ikinngutip etc. and other cases). Do you know if there is any? Thanks, Istafe (talk) 19:07, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

Greenlandic conjugation template[edit]

As you suggested, we are going to continue on your talk page.

I am copying the wikisource of the table, but unfortunately we can't continue with the optative and other moods until an user who's knowledge of wiki templates is more advanced than our one (ones?)...We appreciate any help with this problem!! --Istafe (talk) 17:55, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

Yes! I know how to solve the problem we had! This text is under the template and not in it :) We just must wait for someone who will correct the code so the moods will be shown correctly...shall we ask in the beer parlour? --Istafe (talk) 09:07, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

Yes! Well done. I was thinking of asking the beer parlour actually. Strangely I had a dream this morning that you'd sent me the negative interrogative transitive mood...maybe I think too much about this! —JakeybeanTALK 12:52, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
Great! I was editing it and using the preview, and now it is good! The only thing is the line in intransitive conjugation between interrogative and imperative mood. But even so I think it looks nice after correcting the mistake with the transitive conjugation. Now we know how to avoid doing this mistake and we will not have this problem, while adding the other moods. --Istafe (talk) 12:47, 21 May 2012 (UTC)
I have added the optative intransitive now. --Istafe (talk) 13:54, 21 May 2012 (UTC)
Here is the optative mood transitive. --Istafe (talk) 17:44, 27 May 2012 (UTC)
And here is a fellow problem with the tables...Maybe it is because of only two columns instead of four (because the optative negative doesn't exist)? --Istafe (talk) 17:46, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

'Okina standardization[edit]

As you are interested in the languages of the Pacific, I thought I'd tell you about this: User talk:Chuck Entz#'Okina standardization. --Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 18:44, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Oh, thanks for that :) —JakeybeanTALK 20:39, 14 June 2012 (UTC)


Would you like to comment Wiktionary:Requests_for_deletion#Tulorutsitut? --Hekaheka (talk) 17:14, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

Galant vs Rococco[edit]

Hi. I noticed a discussion you had a couple years ago about the term galant. There's been movement on the Wikipedia article separating the content about the term with the content strictly about the music. Now the former is a small unreferenced stub and I'm having a hard time finding content about the art and architecture apart from Rococco which seems to be a synonym. Please advise. Chris Troutman (talk) 07:42, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Two Greenlandic Words[edit]

I added two Greenlandic words, niu (leg) and kaak (river). I'll leave them to you. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 05:45, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I've expanded niu a bit and will add some derivations later. Actually, river is kuuk; kaak is walrus skin! I'll change it, don't worry. —JakeybeanTALK 06:02, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
I changed the definition for kaak. (I also noticed that it's a palindrome along with qaqqaq.) It looks like your Swadesh list could need some corrections, but that's just me. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 06:08, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
You're right - the Swadesh list was a quick draft I did a long time ago. I'll revisit it soon. I'll add the kuuk entry and add that to the palindromes category too.—JakeybeanTALK 06:13, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
I also updated the Greenlandic word siku so that it mentions the word sermeq. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 07:08, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. There are so many different words in Greenlandic that refer to ice and snow that it might be worth my creating an Appendix that can be referred to, instead of an infinite number of related terms on each separate entry.—JakeybeanTALK 16:35, 14 August 2014 (UTC)


Do you know if this has a Greenlandic etymology? There's an Ogac Lake on Baffin Island that I assume is related. DTLHS (talk) 04:19, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

Hi there. I imagine there is definitely an Eskimo-Aleut root in there somewhere. The Greenlandic uuaq or uugaq seems pretty similar. On Baffin Island, however, they have their own dialects more closely related to Inuktitut than Greenlandic. I would be most inclined to offer an etymology from the Inuktitut: ᐆᒐᖅ (uugaq). Hope that helps somewhat. —JakeybeanTALK 22:05, 26 July 2016 (UTC)


Hello, Jakeybean,

Based on WP's page on Greenlandic phonology, I made {{kl-IPA}}, which is supposed to generate IPA from native Greenlandic words. As one of the very few active users with high-level Greenlandic, would you have a look and tell me if it's right? I wasn't sure what to do about the phonemic function, so that's not done. Thank you in advance.__Gamren (talk) 13:58, 2 November 2016 (UTC)