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

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

Grammar

32 » The Affix -lauqsima-

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. Arraani, Kiupamuulauqsimajunga.
I used to live in Iqaluit. 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”:

igunaqtulauqsimanngittut
They have never eaten igunaq.