Inuktitut Computing

The UQAILAUT Project

Inuktitut Database

The lexical information used by the Inuktitut Morphological Analyser consists of over 2000 roots, several hundred lexicalized words (fixed complex stems combining a root and one or two infixes with a commonly used meaning), over 330 infixes, over 300 noun endings and 1200 verb endings placed in a linguistic data base that we have created. Most of this lexical information comes from the works by Ken Harper, Alex Spalding, Lucien Schneider, Mick Mallon, and Louis-Jacques Dorais.  Please refer to this bibliography page for a detailed list of our linguistic references.

Applications of the Inuktitut Linguistic Database

Two applications based on the Inuktitut Linguistic Database have been implemented and installed on our server as a demonstration of its possibilities.

Please note that the database is still in development. Consequently, the information contained in it may be incomplete.

The applications

The two applications Inuktitut Roots and Inuktitut Suffixes, described below, return a list of all the roots and a list of all the suffixes contained in our linguistic database at this moment, and give access to information pages about each of the elements of those lists.

The links

The lists can be obtained directly here:      Inuktitut Roots     Inuktitut Suffixes

You can also place LINKS on the LINK BAR (or personal bar) of you browser. These links can be obtained at this page.

Syllabic characters

Such that the Inuktitut syllabic characters can be displayed correctly, you will need an Inuktitut syllabic Unicode font. If you do not have one already installed on your computer, you can get one at Inuktitut fonts.

Inuktitut Roots

To add the ‘Inuktitut Roots‘ LINK onto your browser, click here.

You can also START ‘Inuktitut Roots‘ directly from this page by clicking here.



Inuktitut Suffixes

To add the ‘Inuktitut Suffixes‘ LINK onto your browser, click here.

You can also START ‘Inuktitut Suffixes‘ directly from this page by clicking here.


The original contents of this site was developed by Benoît Farley at the National Research Council of Canada.