Algonquin Language

Algonquin Language

Algonquin (also spelled Algonkin; in Algoquin: Anicinàbemowin) is either a distinct Algonquian language closely related to the Ojibwe language or a particularly divergent Ojibwe dialect. It is spoken, alongside French and to some extent English, by the Algonquin First Nations of Quebec and Ontario. As of 2006, there were 2,680 Algonquin speakers, less than 10% of whom were monolingual. Algonquin is the language for which the entire Algonquian language subgroup is named. The similarity among the names often causes considerable confusion. Like many Native American languages, it is strongly verb based, with most meaning being incorporated into verbs instead of using separate words for prepositions, tense, etc.

Read more about Algonquin LanguageClassification

Other articles related to "algonquins, algonquin language, language, algonquin":

Algonquin People
... The Algonquins are aboriginal/First Nations inhabitants of North America who speak the Algonquin language, a divergent dialect of the Ojibwe language, which is part of the Algonquian language family ... The Algonquin people call themselves Omàmiwinini (plural Omàmiwininiwak) or the more generalised name of Anicinàpe ... Though known by several names in the past, the most common term "Algonquin" has been suggested to derive from the Maliseet word elakómkwik "they are our relatives/allies" ...
Algonquin Language - Phonology - Consonants
... The consonant phonemes and major allophones of Algonquin in one of several common orthographies are listed below (with IPA notation in brackets) Bilabial Alveolar Postalveolar Velar Glottal Plosive b d g p ...

Famous quotes containing the word language:

    In a language known to us, we have substituted the opacity of the sounds with the transparence of the ideas. But a language we do not know is a closed place in which the one we love can deceive us, making us, locked outside and convulsed in our impotence, incapable of seeing or preventing anything.
    Marcel Proust (1871–1922)