17 Qautamaaqsiut

Dialogue: What do you usually do?

Qajaaq:
Suqattaqqit unnukkut? ᓱᖃᑦᑕᖅᑭᑦ ᐅᓐᓄᒃᑯᑦ?What do you usually do in the evenings.
Nasuk:
Naalautiqattaqtunga. Ivvilli, suvappit?ᓈᓚᐅᑎᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᖓ. ᐃᕝᕕᓪᓕ ᓱᕙᑉᐱᑦ?I listen to the radio. What about you, what do you usually do?
Qajaaq:
Haakiqpattunga.ᕼᐋᑭᖅᐸᑦᑐᖓ.  I play hockey.
Nasuk:
Asu. Haakilauqqilli ippatsaq?ᐊᓱ. ᕼᐋᑭᓚᐅᖅᑭᓪᓕ ᐃᑉᐸᑦᓴᖅ?I see. Did you play hockey yesterday?
Qajaaq:
ii.ᐄ.Yes.

Vocabulary

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

Grammar

34 » Daily Activities

The affixes below are attached to verbs to indicate an action that happens often or regularly.

-vak- is added to verbs that end in a vowel. For verbs ending in a consonant, it changes to -pak-.  Note that in the South Qikiqtaaluk dialect, the k at the end of this affix changes to t before a noun ending that starts with t-:

ani + vak + tuq = anivattuq
  He/she goes out often.
   
makittaq + pak + tunga Qautamaat makittaqpattunga
  I play cards every day.

 

-qattaq- can be added to verbs ending in vowels or consonants. When added to a root ending in a consonant, it deletes the final consonant:

niri + qattaq + tunga = Ullaakkut niriqattaqtunga
  I eat in the morning.
   
miqsuq + qattaq + tuq Unnukkut miqsuqattaqtuq
  She sews in the evening.
In South Qikiqtaaluk dialect, -qattaq- and -vak-/ -pak- can normally be used interchangeably.
qikaq + qattaq + qit? = Ukiutamaat qikaqattaqqit?
  Do you take a holiday every winter?
   
qikaq + pak + tunga Aujatamaat qikaqpattunga
  I take a holiday every summer.