21 Katimajumavit?

Dialogue: Une réunion

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Suvinai:
Katimaqatigijunnaqinnga? ᑲᑎᒪᖃᑎᒋᔪᓐᓇᕿᙵ? Can you meet with me?
Pakak:
Sunaup mitsaanut? ᓱᓇᐅᑉ ᒥᑦᓵᓄᑦ?What about?
Suvinai:
Nutaap milagaup mitsaanut.ᓄᑖᑉ ᒪᓕᒐᐅᑉ ᒥᑦᓵᓄᑦ. The new legislation.
Pakak:
ii, qangakkut? ᐄ, ᖃᖓᒃᑯᑦ?Yes. When?
Suvinai:
Tamaani pinasuarusirmi?ᑕᒫᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᕐᒥ? This week?
Pakak:
ii, atii. ᐄ, ᐊᑏ.Yes, lets do that.
Suvinai:
Immaqa pingatsirmi unnusakkut.ᐃᒻᒪᖃ ᐱᖓᑦᓯᕐᒥ ᐅᓐᓄᓴᒃᑯᑦ. Maybe on Wednesday afternoon.
Pakak:
Qatsimuuqqat?ᖃᑦᓯᒨᖅᑲᑦ? At what time?
Suvinai:
4-muuqqat uvannut akaujuq.4-ᒨᖅᑲᑦ ᐅᕙᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᑲᐅᔪᖅ. 4 o'clock is good for me.
Pakak:
Namiigumavit?ᓇᒦᒍᒪᕕᑦ? Where do you want to meet?
Suvinai
Uvanga allavingani qanuitsangikkuvit.ᐅᕙᖓ ᐊᓪᓚᕕᖓᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᓴᖏᒃᑯᕕᑦ. In my office, if that is OK with you.
Pakak:
ii, qanuinngittuq.ᐄ, ᖃᓄᐃᙱᑦᑐᖅ. Yes, that's fine.

Vocabulaire

unnusakkut
Bonne après-midi.
unnuk
soir
ungaliagu
après-demain
ullaaq
matin
pinasuarusiq
semaine
qauppat
demain
qatsimuuqqat?
à quelle heure ? (au futur)
mitsaanut
au sujet de
maligaq
loi
katimavik
salle de réunion
kaapiliurut
cafetière
initsaq
rendez-vous
initsaliurutijara
rendez-vous (Il prend un ... pour lui).
initsaliuqtuq
rendez-vous (il/elle prend...)
atii
Allez ! Allons-y !
piujuq
bon

Grammar

35 » The Affix -qati

This very common affix is attached to a verb to indicate someone or some people who do something with someone else:

pi + qati = piqati ilinniaqati iqqaniajaqati
friend; companion classmate co-worker

-qati is often followed by the verb -gi- meaning to have, which is in turn followed by a double person ending:

Susi ilinniaqatigijara miqsuqatigijanga
Susi is my classmate (literally, I have Susi as a classmate). She sews with her.

-qati- + -gi- can also  be put in the dual or plural to form a word that can stand on its own:

mumiqatigiik  niriqatigiit 
two people dancing together several people eating together

Remember that double person endings are the most common way to relate oen person or object to another.  Notice how differently Inuktut and English build the following sentences:

katimaqatigijunnaqqinnga? Taiviti iqqanaijaqatigiviuk?
Can you meet with me? Do you work with Taiviti? (literally, do you have Taiviti as a co-worker)?