10 Namunngaqqit?

Dialogue: Where are you going?

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 home.
Juuta:
Asu, Liinali namiippa?ᐊᓱ, ᓖᓇᓕ ᓇᒦᑉᐸ? I see. What about Liina, where is she?
Ukaliq:
Niuvirvimiittuqai. ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᒦᑦᑐᖃᐃ.Maybe she is at the store.

Vocabulary

uvattinni
at my place
uvattiniittunga
my place (I am at...)
ilitsinni
at your place
aanniajuq
sick; in pain (he is...)
aanniavik
hospital
haakiqtuq
hockey (she plays...)
haakirvik
hockey arena
qangatasuuq
airplane
qangatasuukkuvik
airport
kaapi
coffee
kaapiturvik
coffee shop
ilinniaqtuq
learns (he/she...)
ilinniarvik
school; classroom
kiinaujaq
money
kiinaujakkuvik
bank
niuviqtuq
buys something (he...)
niuvirvik
store
pinnguaq
game; toy
pinnguarvik
recreation centre
paliisikkut
police department
tujurmijuq
stays somewhere (he/she...)
tujurmivik
hotel
titiqqaq
letter; document
titiqqaniarvik
post office
kiguti
tooth
kigunniarvik
dentist's office
iijagaq
pill
iijagaqtaarvik
pharmacy
namunngaqqit?
Where are you going?
nakinngaaqqit?
Where are you coming (back) from?

Grammar

20 » 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.