12 Ulluit taqqillu

Dialogue: Are you working today?

Ilisapi:
Unnusa iqqanaijarniaqqit?ᐅᓐᓄᓴ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᕐᓂᐊᖅᑭᑦ? Are you working this afternoon?
Qajaq:
Aagga, unnusa iqqanaijajjaanngittunga. ᐋᒡᒐ, ᐅᓐᓄᓴ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᔾᔮᙱᑦᑐᖓ.No, I am not working this afternoon.
Ilisapi:
Ullaaq iqqanaijaqqauvit?ᐅᓪᓛᖅ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑲᐅᕕᑦ? Did you work this morning?
Qajaq:
Aagga ullaaq iqqanaijaqqaunngittunga.ᐋᒡᒐ ᐅᓪᓛᖅ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑲᐅᙱᑦᑐᖓ.No, I didn't work this morning.
Ilisapi:
Summat?ᓱᒻᒪᑦ? Why not?
Qajaq:
Ullaaq aanniavimmiiqqaugama. ᐅᓪᓛᖅ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕕᒻᒦᖅᑲᐅᒐᒪ.I went to the hospital this morning.
Ilisapi:
Aanniagavit?ᐋᓐᓂᐊᒐᕕᑦ? Are you sick?
Qajaq:
ii, niaqunngujunga. Suli qauppat iqqanaijalaanngittunga.ᐄ, ᓂᐊᖁᙳᔪᖓ. ᓱᓕ ᖃᐅᑉᐸᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᓛᙱᑦᑐᖓ. Yes, I have a headache. I won't be working tomorrow either.
Ilisapi:
Asu.ᐊᓱ. Oh, dear.

Vocabulary

ulluq
day
ullumi
today
ullaaq
morning
unnusa
afternoon
unnuk
evening
unnuaq
night
maanna
now
ippatsaq
yesterday
qauppat
tomorrow
pinasuarusiq
week
pinasuarusiulaaqtumi
next week
pinasuarusiulauqtumi
last week
pinasuarusiup nunngua
weekend
taqqiq
month
taqqiulaaqtumi
next month
naggajjau
Monday
aippiq
Tuesday
pingatsiq
Wednesday
sitammiq
Thursday
tallirmiq
Friday
sivataarvik
Saturday
naattiinguja
Sunday
suvit?
What are you doing?
suniaqqit?
What will you be doing?
suniaqqit?
What will you be doing (later today)?
suqqauvit?
What did you do earlier today?
sulauqqit?
What did you do?

Grammar

26 » Overview of Affixes Used for Tenses

As a review, here is a summary of the most common affixes used to mark events that are happening in the past, present and future:

Timeframe Affix  
past: yesterday + -lauq-  
  tikilauqtuq He/she arrived.
     
past: earlier today -qqau-  
  tikiqqaujuq He/she arrived earlier.
     
past: immediate -rataaq-  
  tikirataaqtuq He/she just arrived
     
present -liq-  
  tikiliqtuq He/she is arriving right now.
     
future: later today -niaq-  
  tikinniaqtuq He/she will arrive later today.
     
  -langa-  
  tikilangajuq He/she will arrive later today.
     
future: tomorrow + -laaq-  
  tikilaaqtuq He/she will arrive (tomorow / in the future).