19 Qikalauqqit?

Dialogue: Un voyage

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Maakusi:
Liisaa, Kanataup silataanut aullalauqsimavit? ᓖᓵ, ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᓯᓚᑖᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᓯᒪᕕᑦ?. Lisa, have you ever travelled outside of Canada?
Liisaa:
ii. ᐄ.Yes.
Maakusi:
Namunngaqsimavit? ᓇᒧᙵᖅᓯᒪᕕᑦ?Where did you go?
Liisaa:
Miasikumut quviasugialauqsimajunga arraani.ᒥᐊᓯᑯᒧᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒋᐊᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᖓ ᐊᕐᕌᓂ. I went to Mexico for Christmas last year.
Maakusi:
Namili tujurminiqqit?ᓇᒥᓕ ᑐᔪᕐᒥᓂᖅᑭᑦ? Where did you stay?
Liisaa:
Piqatikkutinni tujurmijujunga taavanimiutaummata.ᐱᖃᑎᒃᑯᑎᓐᓂ ᑐᔪᕐᒥᔪᔪᖓ ᑖᕙᓂᒥᐅᑕᐅᒻᒪᑕ. I stayed at my friend's place. They live down there.
Maakusi:
Qanuippali Miasiku?ᖃᓄᐃᑉᐸᓕ ᒥᐊᓯᑯ? And, how was Mexico?
Liisaa:
Piujummarialuk.ᐱᐅᔪᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᒃ! Excellent.

Vocabulary

Aantiuriu
Ontario
Aavuuta
Alberta
Akukittut
Groenland (Kalaallit Nunaat)
Kalaallit Nunaat
Greenland (official name)
Kanata
Canada
Kiupa
Cuba
Kupiak
Québec
Maanituuva
Manitoba
Maanituuva
Manitoba
Mialigait nunangat
United States
Miasiku
Mexico
Niupaulaan
Méxique
Niupaulaan
Terre-Neuve
Saasikaasuan
Saskatchewan
arraagu
année; l'année suivante
arraani
année passée
aujaq
été
piujuq
bon
qikaqtuq
vacances (elle est en...)
quviasuvvik
Noël
ukiaq
automne
ukiassaaq
automne (début de l'...)
ukiuq
hiver
upirngaaq
printemps

Grammar

-lauqsima- (affix)

The affix -lauqsima- can be used in several ways:

1. When used as part of a statement, -lauqsima- indicates something that has happened a while ago.

Iqalumiutaulauqsimajunga.I used to live in Iqaluit.
Arraani, Kiupamuulauqsimajunga. Last year, I went to Cuba.

 

2. It can be used as part of question to ask if a person has ever done something in the past:

Qurluqturmiilauqsimavit?Have you ever been to Kugluktuk?

 

3. When used with the negative, it gives the meaning of “never”:

igunaqtulauqsimanngittutThey have never eaten igunaq.