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Dena'ina language

Index Dena'ina language

Dena’ina, also Tanaina, is the Athabaskan language of the region surrounding Cook Inlet. [1]

58 relations: Affricate consonant, Alan Boraas, Alaska, Approximant consonant, Argument (linguistics), Aspirated consonant, Athabaskan languages, Back vowel, Central vowel, Clitic, Close vowel, Complement (linguistics), Complementizer, Cook Inlet, Dena'ina, Dental consonant, Ejective consonant, Eklutna, Anchorage, Endangered language, Fricative consonant, Front vowel, Glottal consonant, Iliamna Lake, Instrumental case, James Kari, Joan M. Tenenbaum, Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai, Alaska, Knik-Fairview, Alaska, Labial consonant, Lake Clark (Alaska), Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Lateral consonant, Lime Village, Alaska, Locative case, Michael E. Krauss, Mid vowel, Na-Dene languages, Nasal consonant, Nondalton, Alaska, Northern Athabaskan languages, Oblique case, Ogg, Open vowel, Palatal consonant, Pedro Bay, Alaska, Peter Kalifornsky, Possessive, Predicate (grammar), Seldovia, Alaska, ..., Sibilant, Stop consonant, Susitna, Alaska, Tyonek, Alaska, Uvular consonant, Velar consonant, Voice (phonetics), Voicelessness. Expand index (8 more) »

Affricate consonant

An affricate is a consonant that begins as a stop and releases as a fricative, generally with the same place of articulation (most often coronal).

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Alan Boraas

Alan S. Boraas (born April 15, 1947) is a professor of anthropology at Kenai Peninsula College in Alaska.

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Alaska

Alaska (Alax̂sxax̂) is a U.S. state located in the northwest extremity of North America.

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Approximant consonant

Approximants are speech sounds that involve the articulators approaching each other but not narrowly enough nor with enough articulatory precision to create turbulent airflow.

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Argument (linguistics)

In linguistics, an argument is an expression that helps complete the meaning of a predicate, the latter referring in this context to a main verb and its auxiliaries.

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Aspirated consonant

In phonetics, aspiration is the strong burst of breath that accompanies either the release or, in the case of preaspiration, the closure of some obstruents.

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Athabaskan languages

Athabaskan or Athabascan (also Dene, Athapascan, Athapaskan) is a large family of indigenous languages of North America, located in western North America in three groups of contiguous languages: Northern, Pacific Coast and Southern (or Apachean).

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Back vowel

A back vowel is any in a class of vowel sound used in spoken languages.

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Central vowel

A central vowel is any in a class of vowel sound used in some spoken languages.

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Clitic

A clitic (from Greek κλιτικός klitikos, "inflexional") is a morpheme in morphology and syntax that has syntactic characteristics of a word, but depends phonologically on another word or phrase.

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Close vowel

A close vowel, also known as a high vowel (in American terminology), is any in a class of vowel sound used in many spoken languages.

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Complement (linguistics)

In grammar, a complement is a word, phrase or clause that is necessary to complete the meaning of a given expression.

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Complementizer

In linguistics (especially generative grammar), complementizer or complementiser (glossing abbreviation) is a lexical category (part of speech) that includes those words that can be used to turn a clause into the subject or object of a sentence.

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Cook Inlet

Cook Inlet (Dena'ina: Tikahtnu) stretches from the Gulf of Alaska to Anchorage in south-central Alaska.

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Dena'ina

The Dena'ina (own name: in the Inland dialect, in the Upper Inlet dialect) or formerly Tanaina are an Alaska Native Athabaskan people of the Athabaskan-speaking ethnolinguistic group.

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Dental consonant

A dental consonant is a consonant articulated with the tongue against the upper teeth, such as,,, and in some languages.

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Ejective consonant

In phonetics, ejective consonants are usually voiceless consonants that are pronounced with a glottalic egressive airstream.

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Eklutna, Anchorage

Eklutna (Dena'ina: Idlughet) is a native village within the Municipality of Anchorage in the U.S. state of Alaska.

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Endangered language

An endangered language, or moribund language, is a language that is at risk of falling out of use as its speakers die out or shift to speaking another language.

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Fricative consonant

Fricatives are consonants produced by forcing air through a narrow channel made by placing two articulators close together.

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Front vowel

A front vowel is any in a class of vowel sound used in some spoken languages, its defining characteristic being that the highest point of the tongue is positioned relatively in front in the mouth without creating a constriction that would make it a consonant.

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Glottal consonant

Glottal consonants are consonants using the glottis as their primary articulation.

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Iliamna Lake

Iliamna Lake or Lake Iliamna (Yup'ik: Nanvarpak; Dena'ina Athabascan: Nila Vena) is a lake in southwest Alaska, at the north end of the Alaska Peninsula, between Kvichak Bay and Cook Inlet, about west of Seldovia, Alaska.

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Instrumental case

The instrumental case (abbreviated or) is a grammatical case used to indicate that a noun is the instrument or means by or with which the subject achieves or accomplishes an action.

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James Kari

James Kari is a linguist and Professor Emeritus with the Alaska Native Language Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) specializing in the Dene or Athabascan languages of Alaska.

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Joan M. Tenenbaum

Joan M. Tenenbaum (born 1945) is an American linguist, anthropologist and artist specializing in metalsmithing and jewelry.

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Kenai Peninsula College

Founded in 1964, Kenai Peninsula College (KPC), is a unit of the University of Alaska Anchorage with four locations on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula and Anchorage.

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Kenai, Alaska

Kenai (Dena'ina: Shk'ituk't) is a city in the Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska.

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Knik-Fairview, Alaska

Knik-Fairview is a census-designated place (CDP) in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States.

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Labial consonant

Labial consonants are consonants in which one or both lips are the active articulator.

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Lake Clark (Alaska)

Lake Clark (Dena'ina: Qizhjeh Vena) is a lake in southern Alaska.

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Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is a United States National Park in Port Alsworth, Alaska.

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Lateral consonant

A lateral is an l-like consonant in which the airstream proceeds along the sides of the tongue, but it is blocked by the tongue from going through the middle of the mouth.

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Lime Village, Alaska

Lime Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Bethel Census Area, Alaska, United States.

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Locative case

Locative (abbreviated) is a grammatical case which indicates a location.

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Michael E. Krauss

Michael E. Krauss (born August 15, 1934) is an American linguist, professor emeritus, founder and long-time head of the Alaska Native Language Center.

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Mid vowel

A mid vowel (or a true-mid vowel) is any in a class of vowel sounds used in some spoken languages.

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Na-Dene languages

Na-Dene (also Nadene, Na-Dené, Athabaskan–Eyak–Tlingit, Tlina–Dene) is a family of Native American languages that includes at least the Athabaskan languages, Eyak, and Tlingit languages.

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Nasal consonant

In phonetics, a nasal, also called a nasal occlusive, nasal stop in contrast with a nasal fricative, or nasal continuant, is an occlusive consonant produced with a lowered velum, allowing air to escape freely through the nose.

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Nondalton, Alaska

Nondalton (Dena'ina: Nundaltin) is a city on the west shore of Six Mile Lake in the Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States.

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Northern Athabaskan languages

Northern Athabaskan is a geographic sub-grouping of the Athabaskan language family spoken by indigenous peoples in the northern part of North America, particularly in Alaska (Alaskan Athabaskans), the Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

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Oblique case

In grammar, an oblique (abbreviated; from casus obliquus) or objective case (abbr.) is a nominal case that is used when a noun phrase is the object of either a verb or a preposition.

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Ogg

Ogg is a free, open container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation.

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Open vowel

An open vowel is a vowel sound in which the tongue is positioned as far as possible from the roof of the mouth.

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Palatal consonant

Palatal consonants are consonants articulated with the body of the tongue raised against the hard palate (the middle part of the roof of the mouth).

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Pedro Bay, Alaska

Pedro Bay is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States.

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Peter Kalifornsky

Peter Kalifornsky, self-named "Петр Калифорнский" (October 12, 1911 – June 5, 1993), was a self-taught writer and ethnographer of the Dena'ina Athabaskan of Kenai, Alaska, who wrote traditional stories, poems, and language lessons in the Outer Inlet dialect (sometimes called the Kenai dialect) of Dena'ina, a language of the Athabaskan language group.

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Possessive

A possessive form (abbreviated) is a word or grammatical construction used to indicate a relationship of possession in a broad sense.

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Predicate (grammar)

There are two competing notions of the predicate in theories of grammar.

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Seldovia, Alaska

Seldovia (Alutiiq: Angagkitaqnuuq) is a city in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States.

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Sibilant

Sibilance is an acoustic characteristic of fricative and affricate consonants of higher amplitude and pitch, made by directing a stream of air with the tongue towards the sharp edge of the teeth, which are held close together; a consonant that uses sibilance may be called a sibilant.

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Stop consonant

In phonetics, a stop, also known as a plosive or oral occlusive, is a consonant in which the vocal tract is blocked so that all airflow ceases.

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Susitna, Alaska

Susitna is a census-designated place (CDP) in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States.

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Tyonek, Alaska

Tyonek (Dena'ina: Qaggeyshlat) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska.

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Uvular consonant

Uvulars are consonants articulated with the back of the tongue against or near the uvula, that is, further back in the mouth than velar consonants.

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Velar consonant

Velars are consonants articulated with the back part of the tongue (the dorsum) against the soft palate, the back part of the roof of the mouth (known also as the velum).

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Voice (phonetics)

Voice is a term used in phonetics and phonology to characterize speech sounds (usually consonants).

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Voicelessness

In linguistics, voicelessness is the property of sounds being pronounced without the larynx vibrating.

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Redirects here:

Dena’ina language, ISO 639:tfn, Kinayskiy language, Tanaina Athabascan, Tanaina language.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dena'ina_language

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