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What Does "Uvatinni Uqaalajunga" Mean Anyway?

A brief linguistic analysis of the Inuktitut phrase that is the title of a multimedia art installation and the radio show on NVB1

The Northern Virtual Broadcast Laboratory blog is an online extension of the Uvattini Uqaalajunga - J' Appel chez nous - I Am Calling Home multimedia installation.

Uvatinni Uqaalajunga is the name of the installation that was chosen in Inuktitut - and from there, the titles were chosen in French and English.

-tinni combines the idea of being somewhere with the possessive “my”. ... uvatinni at my place/at our place

uqaalajunga - Je telephone.


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