- Dene Suline language
Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba; southern Northwest Territoriesand Nunavut
speakers=11,895 [http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/topics/RetrieveProductTable.cfm?ALEVEL=3&APATH=3&CATNO=&DETAIL=0&DIM=&DS=99&FL=0&FREE=0&GAL=0&GC=99&GK=NA&GRP=1&IPS=&METH=0&ORDER=1&PID=89189&PTYPE=88971&RL=0&S=1&ShowAll=No&StartRow=1&SUB=705&Temporal=2006&Theme=70&VID=0&VNAMEE=&VNAMEF= Statistics Canada: 2006 Census] ]
Dene Suline (also Dëne Sųłiné, Dene Sųłiné, Chipewyan, Dene Suliné, Dëne Suliné, Dene Soun’liné or just Dene) is the
languagespoken by the Chipewyanpeople of central Canada. It is a part of the Athabaskan family and therefore related to the Navajo language. Dene Suline has over 11,000 speakers in Canada, mostly in Saskatchewan, Albertaand the Northwest Territories, but only has official status in the Northwest Territories alongside 8 other aboriginal languages: Cree, Dogrib, IPA|Gwichʼin, Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, Inuvialuktun, North Slavey and South Slavey. [http://www.justice.gov.nt.ca/PDF/ACTS/Official_Languages.pdf Northwest Territories Official Languages Act, 1988] (as amended 1988, 1991-1992, 2003)]
The 39 consonants of Dene Suline:
Dene Suline also has 9 oral and nasal
diphthongs of the form "vowel" + IPA|/j/.
Dene Suline has two tones:
* Chipewyan Syllabics
* [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=chp Chipewyan] at
* [http://www.sicc.sk.ca/heritage/sils/ourlanguages/dene/dene.html Our Languages: Dene] (Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre)
** [http://www.sicc.sk.ca/heritage/sils/ourlanguages/dene/history/index.html history & background]
** [http://www.sicc.sk.ca/heritage/sils/ourlanguages/dene/reserves/index.html reservations]
** [http://www.sicc.sk.ca/heritage/sils/ourlanguages/dene/reserves/map.html reservation maps]
** [http://www.sicc.sk.ca/heritage/sils/ourlanguages/dene/preservation/index.html preservation/revitalization]
** [http://www.sicc.sk.ca/heritage/sils/ourlanguages/dene/soundsystem/alphabet.html alphabet]
** [http://www.sicc.sk.ca/heritage/sils/ourlanguages/dene/grammar/index.html grammar]
** [http://www.sicc.sk.ca/heritage/sils/ourlanguages/dene/commonterms/index.html terms/phrases] (includes sound files)
* Cook, Eung-Do. (2004). "A grammar of Dëne Sųłiné (Chipewyan)". Algonquian and Iroquoian Linguistics - Special Athabaskan Number, Memoir 17. Winnipeg: Algonquian and Iroquoian Linguistics. ISBN 0-921064-17-9.
* Cook, Eung-Do. 2006. "The Patterns of Consonantal Acquisition and Change in Chipewyan (Dene Suline)". "International Journal of American Linguistics". 72, no. 2: 236.
* De Reuse, Willem. 2006. "A Grammar of Dene Suline (Chipewyan) (Cook)". "International Journal of American Linguistics". 72, no. 4: 535.
* Elford, Leon W. "Dene sųłiné yati ditł'ísé = Dene sųłiné reader". Prince Albert, SK: Northern Canada Mission Distributors, 2001. ISBN 1896968287
* Gessner, S. 2005. "Properties of Tone in Dene Suline". Amsterdam Studies in the Theory and History of Linguistic Science. Series IV, "Current Issues in Linguistic Theory". 269: 229-248.
* Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (Ed.). (2005). "Ethnologue: Languages of the world" (15th ed.). Dallas, TX: SIL International. ISBN 1-55671-159-X. (Online version: http://www.ethnologue.com).
* Li, Fang-Kuei. (1946). Chipewyan. In C. Osgood & H. Hoijer (Eds.), "Linguistic structures of native America" (pp. 398-423). New York: The Viking Fund.
* Osgood, Cornelius; & Hoijer, Harry (Eds.). (1946). "Linguistic structures of native America". Viking fund publications in anthropology (No. 6). New York: The Viking Fund. (Reprinted 1963, 1965, 1967, & 1971, New York: Johnson Reprint Corp.).
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