South Sámi (Åarjelsaemien gïele)

South Sámi is a Western Sámi language spoken in parts of Norway and Sweden, particularly in the municipalities of Snåsa and Hattfjelldal in Norway, by about 600 of the 2,000 of so Southern Sámi people. South Sámi as two dialects: northern and southern, with only small differences between them.

The South Sámi orthography currently in use was approved by the Sámi Language Board in 1976. Only a few books have been published South Sámi, including South Sámi-Norwegian dictionary.

South Sámi is taught in nursery and primary schools in Snåsa and Hattfjelldal, and efforts are being made to widen its use.

South Sámi alphabet and pronunciation

South Sámi alphabet (åarjelsaemien gïele aalfabeete)
A a B b D d E e F f G g H h I i J j K k L l M m
a be de e æf/äf ge i je æl/lä æm/äm
N n O o P p R r S s T t U u V v Y y Æ æ Ø ø Å å
æn/än o pe ær/är æs/äs te u ve y æ/ä ø/ö å

Notes

South Sámi pronunciation (northern dialect)

South Sámi pronunciation

Notes

Sample text in South Sámi

Vuelie hov aalka buerkiestidh gåmmebem, Aanna, jïh fierhten beajjetje guvviem dej guaktaj jielemisnie lea. Iemie deahpadimmieh, tjelmiej uvte guvvieh båetieh, guktie govltelæjja vuajna guktie Aanna lea gåetesne nosseminie, dållem nastehteminie. Altese sijjiem dej guaktaj ektievyösemisnie daennie dajvesne, altese barkoem, gåetieiemedine. Jïh seammaaejkien joejkije måjhta guktie jïenehke lea tsoevtsesne jårreminie. Mijjieh hov aerviedibie lea buaredh jïh baahke giesiebiejjen, ihke bovtse bijjene vaeresne jårreminie gårmaj laaremistie. Dagke mujhtehte bovtsem gosse vuajna govnh jïh sjïjlh seamma laakan bïjre svïhtjeminie, jårreminie gosse nastehte. Jis naan aejkien nimhtie tjahkesjamme dållen sjïjlide giehtjedamme, dellie hov aelhkie guarkedh magkarine damtesisnie jïh meanosne Næjla Meehte lij, raaktan goh sealoe geavoemisnie gosse gïehtjede sjïjlh jårreminie. Aelhkebe aaj baajedh åssjalommeside juhtiehtidh gosse nimhtie tjahkesjen, jïh hævvi aaj vualan skejkiehtidh dagkarine domtesisnie.

Source: http://www.calliidlagadus.org/web/index.php?sladja=51

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Links

Information about South Sámi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Sami_language

Sørsamisk ordbok (South Sámi dictionary)
http://giellatekno.uit.no/words/dicts/index-sma.nno.html

Sørsamisk grammatikk (South Sámi grammar)
http://www.risten.no/bakgrunn/gram/sma/index.html

Language learning materials for South Sámi
http://www.statped.no/moduler/templates/Module_Overview.aspx?id=22303&epslanguage=NO

Sámi languages

Inari Sámi, Kildin Sámi, Lule Sámi, North Sámi, Pite Sámi, Skolt Sámi, South Sámi, Ter Sámi, Ume Sámi

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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