19 Qikalauqqit?

Dialogue: Travel

Maakusi:
Liisaa, Kanataup silataanut aullalauqsimavit? ᓖᓵ, ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᓯᓚᑖᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᓯᒪᕕᑦ?. Lisa, have you ever travelled outside of Canada?
Liisaa:
ii. ᐄ.Yes.
Maakusi:
Namunngaqsimavit? ᓇᒧᙵᖅᓯᒪᕕᑦ?Where did you go?
Liisaa:
Miasikumut quviasugialauqsimajunga arraani.ᒥᐊᓯᑯᒧᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒋᐊᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᖓ ᐊᕐᕌᓂ. I went to Mexico for Christmas last year.
Maakusi:
Namili tujurminiqqit?ᓇᒥᓕ ᑐᔪᕐᒥᓂᖅᑭᑦ? Where did you stay?
Liisaa:
Piqatikkutinni tujurmijujunga taavanimiutaummata.ᐱᖃᑎᒃᑯᑎᓐᓂ ᑐᔪᕐᒥᔪᔪᖓ ᑖᕙᓂᒥᐅᑕᐅᒻᒪᑕ. I stayed at my friend's place. They live down there.
Maakusi:
Qanuippali Miasiku?ᖃᓄᐃᑉᐸᓕ ᒥᐊᓯᑯ? And, how was Mexico?
Liisaa:
Piujummarialuk.ᐱᐅᔪᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᒃ! Excellent.

Vocabulary

yes, indeed
Aantiuriu
Ontario
Aavuuta
Alberta
Kalaallit Nunaat
Greenland (official name)
Kanata
Canada
Kiupa
Cuba
Kupiak
Québec
Maanituuva
Manitoba
Mialigait nunangat
United States
Miasiku
Mexico
Namut parnappit?
Where do you plan to go?
Niupaulaan
Newfoundland
Nunatsiaq
Northwest Territories
Nuuvasikuusa
Nova Scotia
Saasikaasuan
Saskatchewan
arraani
last year
ila
relative
namunngaqqit?
Where are you going?
piqati
friend
piqatikkuttinni
at my friend's place
piujummarik
good (very...)
piujuq
good
qanutigi?
for how long?
qikaqtuq
vacation; holidays (she is on...)
quviasugialauqsimajunga
away for Christmas (I was...)
quviasuvvik
Christmas
silataani
outside of
taikani
over there (specific spot)
tujurmijuq
stays somewhere (he/she...)

Grammar

-lauqsima- (affix)

The affix -lauqsima- can be used in several ways:

1. When used as part of a statement, -lauqsima- indicates something that has happened a while ago.

Iqalumiutaulauqsimajunga.I used to live in Iqaluit.
Arraani, Kiupamuulauqsimajunga. Last year, I went to Cuba.

 

2. It can be used as part of question to ask if a person has ever done something in the past:

Qurluqturmiilauqsimavit?Have you ever been to Kugluktuk?

 

3. When used with the negative, it gives the meaning of “never”:

igunaqtulauqsimanngittutThey have never eaten igunaq.