17 Qautamaaqsiut

Dialogue: What do you usually do?

Qajaaq:
Qautamaat anaanakkusinnuaqattaqpit? ᖃᐅᑕᒫᑦ ᐊᓈᓇᒃᑯᓯᓐᓄᐊᖃᑦᑕᖅᐱᑦ?Do you go to your mother's place every day?
Nasuk:
Aakka, kisiani naattingujami unnuksakkut.ᐋᒃᑲ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓈᑦᑎᖑᔭᒥ ᐅᓐᓄᓴᒃᑯᑦ. No, only on Sunday afternoons.
Qajaaq:
Asu, uvangali kisiani nukakkutinnuaqattaqtunga.ᐊᓱ. ᐅᕙᖓᓕ ᑭᓴᐃᓂ ᓄᑲᒃᑯᑎᓐᓄᐊᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᖓ. I see. As for me, I usually just go to my younger brother's place.
Nasuk:
Suqattarassi nukakkusinni?ᓱᖃᑦᑕᕋᔅᓯ ᓄᑲᒃᑯᓯᓐᓂ?What do you usually do at your younger brother's place?
Qajaaq:
Niriqattaqtugut.ᓂᕆᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᒍᑦ.Usually, we eat.
Nasuk:
Kisumik?ᑭᓱᒥᒃ? What?
Qajaaq:
Inuksiutinik.ᐃᓄᒃᓯᐅᑎᓂᒃ. Country food.

Vocabulary

iqqummaqtuq
waking up (he/she is...)
uviningniaqtuq
showers (he/she...)
sanajaqtuqtuq
work (he/she is going to...)
pisuktuq
walking (she/he is...)
katimajut
meeting (they are...)
kaapituqtuq
drinks coffee (he/she...)
niuviriaqtuq
shopping (he/she goes...)
niuviqtuq
buys something (he...)
angirraujuq
home (she goes...)
niqłiuqtuq
cooks (he/she...)
salummaqsaijuq
cleaning (he/she is...)
naalaktuq
radio (he/she listens to the...)
miqsuqtuq
sewing (he/she is...)
uqalimaaqtuq
reading (he/she is...)
haakiqtuq
hockey (he/she plays...)
angunasuktuq
hunts (he/she...)
ulluqtamaat
every day
taqqiqtamaat
every month
aujaqtamaat
every summer
pinasuarusiqtamaat
every week
ukiuqtamaat
every winter
arraagutamaat
every year
qanuiliuqpit?
What are you doing?

Grammar

34 » Daily Activities

These affixes 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-

ani + vak + tuq =  
anivaktuq He/she goes out often.
   
makittaq + pak + tunga  
Qautamaat makittaqpaktunga. 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 North Qikiqtaaluk dialect, -qattaq- and -vak-/ -pak- can normally be used interchangeably.

qikaq + qattaq + pit? =  
Ukiutamaat qikaqattaqpit? Do you take a holiday every winter?
   
qikaq + pak + tunga  
Aujatamaat qikaqpaktunga. I take a holiday every summer.