🇺🇸/🇬🇧↓When I express my opinion regarding the official language of Greenland, I often see that quite a few people feel directly attacked and offended by it.
“Oqaatsitta pisortatigoortuuneranni oqaaseqartillunga inummut ataatsimut kimulluunniit uparuaateqanngisaannarpunga. Inuit ilai imminunut eqqortittutut misigisimassappata tamanna uanga akisussaaffiginngilara. Isummersuutikka erseqqittaqaat ilaannillu paasiuminaatsinneqartarput.
Takorlooriassagit Danmarkimi inunngorputit, Danmarkimi nunaqarputit Danmarkimilu inoorusuttuarlutik sullikkusuppat, kisiannili danskisut oqalukkumanat ilinniarnagillu. Inuiaqatigiinnit qanoq isummersorfigineqassagaluarpamita? Nunatsinnili oqaatsivut taama pillugit isummersoraanni racistiuneraaniartoqartarpoq. Inuiaat allat pineqanngillat, sooq taakku pineqarsorisuarpat? Eqqarsaatigilersinnaanngilaat uagut immitsunnut pisugut, uagut inatsisivut pigigut aammalu immitsinnut piumaffigisugut? uanga nunanut allamiunut kalaaliunngitsunullu arlaannaatigulluunniit inuluanngisaannarpunga. Nunarsuarmioqataavunga, taamatut misigisimavunga arlariinnillu oqaaseqarpunga. Inuiattut qitiutavut nunami maani qitiussapput. namminersorneq pillugu inatsip atuutilersinneqarnissaanni innuttaasut 75%-ip tungaanut taasipput oqarlutik Kalaallit Oqaasii tassaassasut pisortatigoortut oqaatsit. Allamik naamik. Tamassuma timitalerlugu isummersorniarnermi atuutsinniarnermilu ilannguisa ileqquliutiinnakkat allanngortinniassallugit mamiangeqaat. Allatut ajornaqaaq, kalaallit oqaasii pisortatigoortut tassaasussaapput oqaatsit pisortatigoortut. Uanga toqqagarinngilara, inuiaqatigiilli aaliangigaat.
🇺🇸/🇬🇧When I express my opinion regarding the official language of Greenland, I often see that quite a few people feel directly attacked and offended by it. That some take it personal, is not my responsibility. I opinion is clear and apparently difficult to understand. Imagine that you are born in Denmark, raised in Denmark and work in Denmark and want to serve Denmark, but you don’t want to learn and speak Danish. What would the danes think of you? If I come and say that all have to learn Greenlandic in Greenland, why is it that some understand it as a racistic attack? Why is it that some think that it is about them? It is about us and our values as a People. It is about the principles and values as a People. I see myself as a global person and I work with the international community and speak several languages. We require more of ourselves and we want to implement our Law of Selfrule for all Greenlanders. The referendum for Selfrule Act said that close to 75% of the greenlanders wanted to have the greenlandic to be the one and only official language. Implementation requires change of practice. Nothing more and nothing less. There is no way around, The Grenlandic language is the one and only official language of Greenland. Nothing I made, but decided by the people of Greenland.”