Lesson 13 - Your Kalix Name


The first thing you'll need in Kalix is a genuine Kalix name, so that you can present yourself properly. Forget the common European FIRST NAME + MIDDLE NAME + LAST NAME construct. In Kalix you are identified by your household's name, which is fused before your personal name into one word. Before that you also need the preproprial article, clarifying your gender, which is also conjugated in different word cases.

Master Olle & Arne

ɛn pe:t-ʝø:tɛ vaɾ ʝʊ brɒ:

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Him/the (male article) "ʝø:tɛ" from the household "pe:t" was good.


ɛn ɔ:d-elɪs ɒ ɛn hɒɭm-nɪls ɒ naɛr me:r...

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Him/the (male article) "elis" from the household "ɔ:dn",
Him/the (male article) "nils" from the household "hɒɭmɛn", and some more...


ɛn lɪl-kjalagʉst, ɒ hɒn var brɒʊr ɒt n lɪlɪ-greta...

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Him/the (male article) "kjalagust" from the household "lɪlɪs"
and he was brother to the/her (female article in dative case) "grɛta" from the same household.



Your household name can be the place where you grew up, or the place where you live right now, or something else that clearly identifies something you can be associated with, which makes your name unique within your minor community. This tradition has many many centuries on it's neck, and people didn't live in high rise buildings, but houses on the countryside, where every household had it's proper name within the village. If your official household name is like "Floor 17, flat C", you will have to invent a proper household name yourself, or ask your friends what they would associate you with. When villages grew and all genuine household names got "taken", many households got named after some influential guy who once lived there, or something special they did there. Use your imagination, only you and your friends can decide your Kalix name.


Master Ola & Sten K

fɾamɪgɔ:ɳ, ɒn fɾamabak-ɒs:kar & ɒn bak-ɒs:kar

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lɛt stjɪlɪ ʊpa dɒmdɛn.. nagɛr gɔɔɭ

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