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:
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, ilittik.ᐄ, ᐃᓕᑦᑎᒃ. Yes, you two
Piita:
Namut?ᓇᒧᑦ?
Miali:
Pirurvimmut. ᐱᕈᕐᕕᒻᒧᑦ.To Pirurvik.
Piita:
Jaanilu?ᔮᓂᓗ? and Jaani?
Miali:
ii, ilitti, qaiguitti.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 (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 a verb meaning 'to go / head toward a place.'
illumunngaujunga I am going to the house.
-minngaaq- is another verb, meaning 'to come from.'
pinnguavimmiinngaaqtut They are coming from the rec centre.
 
-munngau-, 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 change q to :
tupiq tent
tupirmiinngaaqtuq He / she is coming from the tent.


When they are added to a root ending in -k they change the -k to -m :
ilinniavik school
ilinniavimmunngaujunga 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 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:

isiq- to enter; to come in
isirit ! Come in!

 

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

qaigittik ! Come here, you two!
tupagittik ! Wake up, you two!
isirittik ! Come in, you two!

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

qaigitsi / qaigitti Come here! (talking to 3+ people)
tupagitsi / tupagitti Wake up! (talking to 3+ people)
isiritsi / isiritti Come in! (talking to 3+ people)