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

at your place
aanniajuq
sick; in pain (he is...)
aanniavik
hospital
haakiqtuq
hockey (she plays...)
haakirvik
hockey arena
iijagaq
pill
iijagaqtaarvik
pharmacy
ilinniarvik
school; classroom
iqaluk
fish
iqaluktaarvik
fish store
iqqaqtuivik
courthouse
kaapiturvik
coffee shop
kigunniarvik
dentist's office
kiguti
tooth
kiinaujakkuvik
bank
kiinaujaq
money
nakinngaaqqit?
Where are you coming (back) from?
namunngaqqit?
Where are you going?
nirijuq
eats, she/he...
niuviqtuq
buys something (he...)
niuvirvik
store
niuvirviralaaq
corner store
paliisikkut
police department
pinnguaq
game; toy
pinnguarvik
recreation centre
qangatasuukkuvik
airport
qangatasuuq
airplane
takujagaqarvik
museum
tarrijarvik
movie theatre
titiqqaniarvik
post office
titiqqaq
letter; document
tujurmivik
hotel
tutsiarvik
church
uqsualuk
gasoline
uqsualuktaarvik
gas station
uvattiniittunga
my place (I am at...)
uvattinni
at my place

Grammar

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.
 illumiinngaaqtutThey are coming from the house.

When they are added to a root ending in q, they delete the final q.
 qangatasuuq  airplane
 qangatasuumiinngaaqtuq  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.