10 Namunngauvit?

Dialogue: Where are you going?

Dialogue 10(a)

Ukaliq:
Juuta, namunngauvit?ᔫᑕ, ᓇᒧᙵᐅᕕᑦ? Juuta, where are you going?
Juuta:
Kiinaujakkuvingmunngaujunga, igvilli nakinngaaqpit? ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᑯᕕᖕᒧᙵᐅᔪᖓ, ᐃᒡᕕᓪᓕ ᓇᑭᙶᖅᐱᑦ?I am going to the bank. What about you? Where are you coming from?
Ukaliq:
Uvattinniinngaaqtunga. ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓃᙶᖅᑐᖓ.I am coming from my place.
Juuta:
Asu, Liinali namiippa?ᐊᓱ, ᓖᓇᓕ ᓇᒦᑉᐸ? I see. What about Liina, where is she?
Ukaliq:
Niuvirvingmiittuqai. ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᖕᒦᑦᑐᖃᐃ.Maybe she is at the store.

 

Dialogue 10(b)

Miali:
Qaigittik. ᖃᐃᒋᑦᑎᒃ.Come on over here, you two.
Piita:
Uvaguk?ᐅᕙᒍᒃ? Who? us two?
Miali:
ii, ilipsik.ᐄ, ᐃᓕᑉᓯᒃ. Yes, you two
Piita:
Namut?ᓇᒧᑦ?
Miali:
Pirurvingmut. ᐱᕈᕐᕕᖕᒧᑦ.To Pirurvik.
Piita:
Jaanilu?ᔮᓂᓗ? and Jaani?
Miali:
ii, ilipsi, qaigipsi.ᐄ, ᐃᓕᑉᓯ, ᖃᐃᒋᑉᓯ. Yes, come all of you
Piita:
Uvagut?ᐅᕙᒍᑦ? Us (three)?
Miali:
ii, ilipsi.ᐄ, ᐃᓕᑉᓯ. Yes, you (three)

Vocabulary

aanniavik
hospital
ilinniarvik
school; classroom
haakirvik
hockey arena
niuvirvik
store
qangatasuukkuvik
airport
iijagaqtaarvik
pharmacy
kaapiturvik
coffee shop
titiqqaniarvik
post office
kigunniarvik
dentist's office
kiinaujakkuvik
bank
pinnguarvik
recreation centre
tujurmivik
hotel
paliisikkut
police department
qattirijikkut
fire department
tutsiarvik
church
namunngaqqit?
Where are you going?
nakinngaaqqit?
Where are you coming (back) from?
tutsiarvimminngaaqtuq
comes from church (he/she...)
ilinniavimmuuqtuq
goes to the school (he/she...)
uvattinni
at my place
uvattiniittunga
my place (I am at...)
ilitsinni
at your place
qaigit
Come! (command)

Grammar

21 » Coming & Going

-munngau- is an affix meaning 'to go / head toward a place.'
iglumunngaujunga I am going to the house.
-minngaaq- is another verb, meaning to come from
pinnguarvingminngaaqtut They are coming from the rec centre.
 
When -munngau-, and -minngaaq-  are added to a root ending in -q, they change q to:
tupiq tent
tupirminngaaqtuq She is coming from the tent.


When they are added to a root ending in -k they change the k to ng:
ilinniarvik school
ilinniarvingmunngaujunga I am going to the school.

22 » Commands

In Inuktut, you can tell someone to do something, or indicate something that you would like to happen by using an imperative verb ending.

-git is the verb ending used when you are speaking to one person:

niri- to eat
nirigit ! Eat!
   
qai- to come
qaigit ! Come here!

 

-git can be added directly to roots ending in vowels.  When it is added to roots ending in -k, it deletes the final consonant:
tupak- to wake up
tupagit ! Wake up!

 

With roots that end in -q, use -rit instead:

isiq- to come in
isirit ! Come in!

With roots that end in -t, add the ending -tit to the root:

ingit- to sit down
ingittit ! Sit down!

 

 

The above affixes work when speaking to one person. When talking to more than one person, the verb endings change:

niri-  root ends in vowel
nirigittik Eat, you two !
nirigipsi Eat ! (speaking to 3+ people)
   
tupak- root ends in -k
tupagittik! Wake up, you two !
tupagipsi Wake up ! (speaking to 3+ people)
   
isiq root ends in -q
isirittik Come in, you two !
isiripsi Come in ! (speaking to 3+ people)
   
ingit root ends in -t
ingittittik Sit down you two !
ingittipsi Sit down ! (speaking to 3+ people)