Nunavut language app brings Inuit language to life for pre-schoolers

From the article published by CBC on March 9, 2017:

A new app invites children to play with Inuktitut syllabics, learning their shapes and sounds.

And Uqausiit Pinnguarutiit, or “playing with words” has already proven a hit with kindergarten and preschool students.

‘It will teach our youngest people to ensure they keep our language alive,’ says Paul Quassa. (Sara Minogue/CBC)

The game, released in Iqaluit Wednesday, works in three regional dialects, as well as in roman orthography, and will eventually be updated to the new, standardized Inuit language.

“It will teach our youngest people to ensure they keep our language alive,” said Education Minister Paul Quassa in a room full of young children trying it out.

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