American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The language family containing the Eskimoan and Aleut languages.
- n. the family of languages that includes Eskimo and Aleut
“Regardless of politics though, the term Eskimo-Aleut remains the term of choice for linguists to refer to the language family with which Inuktitut, Yupik and Aleut are affiliated.”
“Speakers of Cherokee say no-qui-si.xix And in West Greenlandic, an Eskimo-Aleut tongue, the word is ulluriaq.”
“With the health of Eskimo-Aleut terrain now at stake, is anyone entitled to discourage its inhabitants many already bilingual in Danish from acquiring competence in English?”
“Inuit, a language of the Eskimo-Aleut family that, via Danish, gave Global English the word kayak, now has fewer than fifty thousand speakers.”
“Plus, it helps that the underlying stop in the Proto-Steppe plural marker *-it is confidently word-final as both Uralic and Eskimo-Aleut show.”
“There's a proposed connection between Indo-European and Eskimo-Aleut other than Nostratic?”
“The Uralic dual in *k shared also with Eskimo-Aleut is not just a Nostraticist's romantic tale.”
“With the exception of the Eskimo-Aleut family that straddles the Bering Strait and Aleutian Islands, this is "the first successful demonstration of any connection between a New World language and an Old World language," Nichols said.”
“To add to the complication however, not all Eskimo-Aleut speaking peoples find the term Eskimo insulting at all4.”
“We see in Uralic-Yukaghir, Chukchi-Kamchatkan and Eskimo-Aleut languages a shared theme of subjective-objective conjugation and again there are two different sets of endings that seem to be quite ancient e.g.”
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