17 Qautamaaqsiut

Vocabulary

uvininniaqtuq
showers (he...)
tupattuq
wakes up (she...)
suvit?
What are you doing?
qautamaat
every day
pisuttuq
walks (she/he...)
pirunaqsaqtuq
cleans (he...)
niuviqtuq
buys something (he...)
niqtiuqtuq
cooks (he/she...)
naalautittuq
radio (She listens to the...)
mumiqtuq
dances (he/she...)
miqsuqtuq
sews (he/she...)
makittaqtuq
cards (she plays...)
kisiani
but
haakiqtuq
hockey (she plays...)

Grammar

-liq- (affix)

 

 The affix -liq- is added to verbs to emphasize that an action is happening right now:

 angirraqtuq  She goes home.
 angirraliqtuq  She is going home right now.

 

 

When -liq- is added to a root ending in a consonant, it deletes the final consonant:
 aullaq + tuq =
 aullaqtuq He departs.
 aullaq + liq + tuq =
 aullaliqtuq He is departing right now.