Monday, 28 July 2008


In yup'ik, there's a word for a Linguist - Qaneryariurta. There's Legislator (alerquista), and even the Chineese (lerleraaq). But to my knowledge, there's none for biologist. There's some for trooper, and game mannagers, but most of them aren't repeatable in public. : ) One of the more benign ones is tegusta - when you break it down, it means something like `grabber.` A tegusta is someone who grabs people. Not the best image for police, but reflective of past relations between law enforcement and the Y-K.

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