5 Tiiturumavit?

Dialogue: Coffee or Tea Break

Saali:
Kaapiturumavit?ᑳᐱᑐᕈᒪᕕᑦ? Would you like coffee?
Laina:
ii, kaapiturumajunga.ᐄ, ᑳᐱᑐᕈᒪᔪᖓ. Yes I'd like coffee.
Saali:
Sukalisuunguvit?ᓱᑲᓕᓲᖑᕕᑦ? Do you take sugar?
Laina:
Aakka, sukalisuungunngittunga.ᐋᒃᑲ, ᓱᑲᓕᓲᖑᙱᑦᑐᖓ. No, I don't take sugar.
Saali:
Immulisuunguvit?ᐃᒻᒧᓕᓲᖑᕕᑦ? Do you take milk?
Laina:
ii, immulisuungujunga.ᐄ, ᐃᒻᒧᓕᓲᖑᔪᖓ. Yes, I take milk.
Saali:
Asu. Uvva.ᐊᓱ. ᐅᕝᕙ. O.K. Here you are.
Laina:
Qujannamiik.ᖁᔭᓐᓇᒦᒃ. Thank you.
Saali:
ilaali. ᐃᓛᓕ.You're welcome.

Vocabulary

tii
tea
tiiturumavit?
Would you like tea?
tiiturumajunga
tea (I would like...)
tiiturumanngittunga
tea (I would not like...)
kaapi
coffee
kaapiturumavit?
coffee (Would you like...?)
kaapiturumajunga
coffee (I would like...)
kaapiturumanngittunga
coffee (I don't want...)
immuk
milk
immulisuunguvit?
Do you take milk?
tiituqtarnut immulisunguvit?
Do you take milk with your tea?
immulisuungujunga
I take milk.
immulisuungunngittunga
I do not take milk.
sukaq
sugar
sukalisuunguvit?
sugar (Do you take...?)
sukalisuungujunga
sugar (I take ... with my coffee/tea)
sukalisuungunngittunga
sugar (I do not take ...)
imiq
water (for drinking)
imirumavit?
water (would you like...?)
imirumajunga
water (I would like ...)
imirumanngittunga
water (I don't want ...)
palaugaaq
bannock
irngusiq
cup; mug
sivalaaq
cookie
tiiliurut
tea pot
qujannamiik
thank you
ilaali
You’re welcome.

Grammar

10 » To Want

As you put together roots, affixes and grammatical endings to build words, the first letter or the last letter of these elements will often change. These spelling changes allow for smoother pronunciation.

Let's look at the affix -juma- that expresses the idea of to want.

Because -juma- is an affix, it must be added to a root. ilau- is a root meaning to come along.

The affix -juma- can be inserted between the root (ilau-) and the subject ending:

ilaujumava? Does he / she want to come along?
ii, ilaujumajuq. Yes, he / she wants come along.
-juma- works fine when it is added to a root ending in a vowel. If the affix follows a root ending in -q, -ruma- is used instead:
kaapituq- to have coffee
kaapiturumavit? Do you want some coffee?
ii, kaapiturumajunga. Yes, I want to have some coffee.

 

After a root ending in -k, the affix -guma- is used:

sinik- to sleep
sinigumavisi? Do you (3+) want to sleep?
ii, sinigumajugut. Yes, we want to sleep.

 

After a root ending in -t, the affix -tuma- is used:

ingit- to sit down
ingittumavit? Do you want to sit down?
ii, ingittumajunga. Yes, I want to sit down.

11 » To Eat or Drink Something

 The affix -tuq- is used after noun roots to indicate something one eats, drinks, wears or uses somehow:

nattiqtuqtuq  He/she eats seal meat.
tiituqtugut We (3+) are drinking tea.
kaapiturumavit? Do you want (to drink) coffee?
umiaqtuqtut They are boating.
kamiktuqtuq He/she puts on sealskin boots.


Watch out for the root imiq- , which can mean either the noun ‘water' or the verb 'to drink'.  If you want to ask someone if they would like some water, do not use the affix -tuq- with the root imiq-.  The correct way to ask the question is:

imirumavit? (literally) Do you want to drink (some water)?
imirumajunga I want to drink some water.
imiqtuq He/she is drinking water.