Please click the Inuit word to download the sound clip (.wav).
|How are you?||qanupit (Real Audio)|
|What is your name?||kinauvit|
|I want to go home||angirraqsiqpunga|
|I want to take a photo||ajjiliurijumavunga|
|I feel warm||uquuvunga|
The folk, ayaya, is fundamental to Inuit culture. Through ayaya songs, Inuit tell stories, make jokes, and express one¡¦s individual sentiments, which is a concept virtually sacred to Inuit. These songs intended to express the singer¡¦s individuality. Early ayaya songs were passed between relations to mark a special bond. They were free of any structure but that of rhythm "A-YA-YA-YA, a-ya-ya, a-ya-ya..." People mostly expressed great emotions in ayaya songs, such as sadness, joy, or sheer wonder.
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the sound clip.
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Anita Iblauk Annie Sewoee James Konek