Posts Tagged ‘language

19
Oct
08

Mingqutnguaq!

I have always been fascinated by words and their meaning. tracing down a root of the word and finding its meaning. sometimes words take on different meaning to different people. sometimes the meaning of a word changes for an individual because of an event. or a new awareness changes perception.
Sometimes we need new words to tell things apart if they are similar. Other times we use words to encapsulate whole complex ideas or philosophies. 
what means the most to you? what words do you use to express it?
the Inuit have many words for snow.
so what is Mingqutnguaq?
‘That is not safe snow!’
watch a short BBC video with Grant Kashatok,Yup’ik hunter, speak about his life on ice and the many words
and if you get a chance, dogsledding is a great way  to travel.
makes we want to watch Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner again.
great movie about an evil shaman. epic  and enthralling.



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