Practical Grammar of the Central Alaskan Yup'ik Eskimo Language
Distributed for Alaska Native Language Center
Map of Central Yup’ik with Dialect Areas
Chapter 1: Yup’ik phonology and orthography
Chapter 2: Intransitive Indicative Verbs; Yes-No Questions
Chapter 3: Absolutive Case as Subject of Intransitive Verb; Ablative-Modalis Case as Indefinite Object of Intransitive Verb; Ablative-Modalis of Place from Which and of Specification
Chapter 4: Formation of Absolutive Plural and Dual; Terminalis Case for Place to Which; Localis Case for Place at Which; Preview of Content Questions and the Interrogative Mood
Chapter 5: Possessed Absolutive Case with First and Second Person Possessor; Preview of the Optative Mood
Chapter 6: Vialis case; Equalis Case; Overview of Demonstrative Pronouns and Adverbs and First Group of These to be Memorized (Others distributed through later chapters)
Chapter 7: Possessed Absolutive with Third Person Possessor; Unpossessed Relative and its use and Possessor; Third Person Possessor Oblique Cases; Positional Bases; Second Terminalis
Chapter 8: Transitive Indicative Verbs with Third Person Objective and any Subject; Transitive vs. Intransitive and Related Case Assignments: Agentive vs. Patientive Verbs and the “half-transitive” Postbase; Fourth Person Absolutive Objects; Further Preview of the Optative.
Chapter 9: Ablative-modalis with Verbs of Giving and with Verbs of Communicating; Transitive Indicative with Third Person Subject and First or Second Person Objects; Possessed Relative with First or Second Person Possessor; Possessed Oblique Cases with First or Second Person Possessor; Impersonal Subject Verbs.
Chapter 10: Third Person Possessed Relative; Transitive Indicative First to Second Person and Second to First Person; Fourth Person Possessed Relative; The “V for, with, to’ Postbase; Adverbial and Exclamatory Particles; The Exclamation Forming Suffix”
Chapter 11: Interrogative Mood; Basic Numerals; Days of the Week; (ar)-deletion
Chapter 12: Second Person Subject Optative (commands); First Person Non-Singular Intransitive Optative (suggestions); Verbalizing Postbases for Demonstrative Adverbs; ‘be in a state of having V-ed’ Postbase
Review for Chapters 2-12
Chapter 13: Seasons of the Year; Absolutive for Time; Independent vs. Dependent Verb Moods; Subordinative Mood
Chapter 14: Adjective Equivalents; Color Words; Relative Clause Equivalents; Comparatives; Localis with Comparatives
Chapter 15: Dependent Moods not Subject to the Constraints on the Subordinative; Precessive Mood; Consequential Mood; Third Person vs. Fourth Person Subjects and Objects
Chapter 16: Contingent Mood; Concessive Mood; Conditional Mood; Contrafactual Conditionals
Chapter 17: First Contemporative Mood; Second Contemporative Mood
Chapter 18: Compound-Verbal Postbases; Terminalis as Subject of Embedded Transitive Verb; The Observational Construction
Review for Chapters 13-18
Chapter 19: Quantifier / Qualifier Construction; Postural Roots; Emotional Roots; Dimensional Roots; Verbs Used Directly as Nouns; Dependents vs. Autonomous Subordinative
Chapter 20: Transitive Interrogative with Non-Singular Subjects; Postbases for ‘Condition with respect to V-ing,’ ‘the way to V,’ ‘the act, activity or state of V-ing”
Chapter 21: Participial Mood; More on the Observational Construction; Personal Pronouns; Postbases that go on Verbs and Apply to the Subject; Exclamation Formation with the Interrogative
Chapter 22: Optative with First Person and Third Person Subjects; Various Irregularly Suffixing Postbase; Sentence Constructions with Two Independents Verbs.
Chapter 23: Numerals; Ordinal Numerals; Numerals of Repetition; Money; Time; Kinship Terms
Chapter 24: Duals; Place Names; Personal Names; Loan Words from Russian and Other Languages in You’ik; Use of English Words in Yup’ik; Coining of New Yup’ik Words; Yup’ik Dialects; Old Writing Systems for Yuk’ik
Appendices: Tables of Endings; Noun Paradigms; Verb Paradigms; Inflection of Demonstratives
Yup’ik-to-English Postbases and Enclitics
Addenda to 2000 printing: Supplementary Exercises: Bibliography of Newly Published Materials in Central Yup’ik.