10 Namunngauvit?

Dialogue: Where are you going?

Dialogue 10(a)

Ukaliq:
Juuta, namunngaqqit?ᔫᑕ, ᓇᒧᙵᖅᑭᑦ? Juuta, where are you going?
Juuta:
Kiinaujakkuvimmuuqtunga, ivvilli nakinngaaqqit? ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᑯᕕᒻᒨᖅᑐᖓ, ᐃᕝᕕᓪᓕ ᓇᑭᙶᖅᑭᑦ?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:
Niuvirvimiittuqai. ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᒦᑦᑐᖃᐃ.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, ilittik.ᐄ, ᐃᓕᑦᑎᒃ. yes, you two
Piita:
Namut?ᓇᒧᑦ?
Miali:
Pirurvimmut. ᐱᕈᕐᕕᒻᒧᑦ.To Pirurvik.
Piita:
Jaanilu?ᔮᓂᓗ? and Jaani?
Miali:
ii, ilitti, qaigitti.ᐄ, ᐃᓕᑦᑎ, ᖃᐃᒋᑦᑎ. Yes, come all of you
Piita:
Uvagut?ᐅᕙᒍᑦ? Us (three)?
Miali:
ii, ilitti.ᐄ, ᐃᓕᑦᑎ. 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 (she...)
uvattinni
at my place
uvattiniittunga
my place (I am at...)
ilitsinni
at your place
qaigit
Come! (command)

Grammar

21 » Coming & Going

-muuq- is a verb meaning 'to go / head toward a place.'
illumuuqtunga I am going to the house.
-minngaaq- is another verb, meaning 'to come from.'
pinnguavimmiinngaaqtut They are coming from the rec centre.
 
-muuq-, and -miinngaaq- are added directly to roots ending in vowels :
illumiinngaaqtut They are coming from the house.
When they are added to a root ending in -q, they delete the final -q :
qangatasuuq airplane
qangatasuumiinngaaqtuq He / she is coming from the airplane.


When they are added to a root ending in -k they change the -k to -m :
ilinniavik school
ilinniavimmuuqtunga I am going to the school.

22 » Commands (The Imperative)

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 or -t, it deletes the final consonant:
tupak- to wake up
tupagit ! Wake up!
   
ingit- to sit down
ingigit Please, sit down.

 

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

ulluq + qaq + ttiaq- to read 
ulluqattiarit ! Have a good day!

 

-gittik / -rittik is the verb ending used when talking to two people:

qaigittik ! Come here (you two)!
tupagittik ! Wake up (you two)!
ulluqattiarittik ! Have a good day (you two)!

-gitsi / -ritsi is the verb ending used when talking to three or more people:

qaigitsi ! Come here (all of you)!
tupagitsi ! Wake up (all of you)!
ulluqattiaritsik ! Have a good day (all of you)!

When telling someone to do something, there is often an object or another person involved. In which, case we use different endings:

qai- to come
qaigit Come here!
qaiguk Bring it here!

 

like -git, the first letter of -guk changes to r- when added to a stem ending in -q:

qiniq- to look for something
qiniruk Go look for it!

 

Finally, if you are talking about more than one object, the affix you use changes:

qaiguk Bring it here!
qaikkik Bring them (2) here!
qaikkit Bring them (3+) here!