Gulahalan 7

We will be translating some of the lessons from Gulahalan, a multimedia North Sami language course. You will need to visit the site in order to play the sound files, and you can use the English translations on this page as you listen to the dialogs. The Gulahalan website is only compatible with Internet Explorer.

Dialog 1
Ánne tells about herself

Hi! I’m Anne.
I’m 18 years old.
I’m a student of textile duodji.

I live in Suorssa.
It is 25 miles from here.
My mother and my brother also live there.

My mother and father are both Geagánvuomi Sami.
That’s where my father and relatives live.
Since my father’s business is reindeer,
I could easily go into this occupation.

Dialog 2 Ánne continues her story

My father’s mother is 76 and my father’s father is 82 years old. Even so they still do the daily Sami work.

My father’s mother is named Ántte Ánne and she teaches me duodji, even today. My father’s father’s name is Ánte and for his part, he can stretch out ten reindeer skins to dry inside of four hours. And when he collects bark he comes back from the woods with some ten sacks of bark in one trip.

Dialog 3 Ánne continues her story

I am thinking of living with my grandparents. Every Friday I drive to their house. There I get to speak Sami, do duodji, and eat Sami food. I will be back to school on Monday morning. So that’s a little bit about me.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this blog! It is very hard to find any resources on Sami language on the internet.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Gwen is so right! I have been looking for a copy of Gulahalan to buy or Inter-Library Loan. Thank you so much for sharing these lessons! I must try the other computer to get the sound files. But the sentence structure is wonderful with English translations. I really appreciate it.

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