Antropologia / Anthropology: En Sentido Pragmatico / In by Immanuel Kant

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He had felt sorry for them, he said, and supposed that this want of isuma, this childishness, was a result of their being so far from home, in a strange place, and frustrated by the Inuit. 10 As time went by, Anaviapik and I did more and more things together on the land. When it came to travelling in hard conditions, he sometimes preferred to hand me over to younger hunters. But he took me for day-trips to check fox traps and on at least one caribou hunt in extreme weather. And in late April of my first year in the North, a chance came for us to make a long journey.

But he wanted to do it well. Was I willing to do it well? I did not understand. Of course I hoped to be able to speak as 3« Inuktitut clearly as possible, and to understand anything people said to me. I asked if he meant something other than this. Yes, said Anaviapik, he meant learning Inummarittitut, the "real" Inuktitut. I told him I would be very happy to try to learn Inummarittitut, though I was not sure what it was. He explained to me: White people come to the North. They say they like it, and seem to have a good time.

But one day we were talking about another elder with whom I had spent some time, and who had a wife some thirty years younger than himself. I said, by way of continuing the joke of that earlier lesson, that next time I visited this elder I would of course ask him if things were tiring for him, since his wife was so young. Anaviapik was aghast. No, no, I must do no such thing. My potential foolhardiness led to a lesson about ilira. 8 Inuktitut has several words for fear. Each is a root, to which the infix suk- is added to show a feeling or -na- to show a circumstance.

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