22 Uqaalaut

Dialogue: On the phone

Simiuni:
Ilisapi tavvaniippa? ᐃᓕᓴᐱ ᑕᕝᕙᓃᑉᐸ?Is Ilisapi there?
Luisa:
Aagga, anikainnaqsimajuq.ᐋᒡᒐ, ᐊᓂᑲᐃᓐᓇᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ. No, she's stepped out for a little while.
Simiuni:
Qanga utirniaqqa?ᖃᖓ ᐅᑎᕐᓂᐊᖅᑲ? When will she be back?
Luisa:
Aatsuu. Uqaalaquviuk?ᐋᑦᓲ. ᐅᖄᓚᖁᕕᐅᒃ? I don't know. Do you want her to call you?
Simiuni:
ii. ᐄ.Yes.
Luisa:
Uqaalautiut qattiummat? ᐅᖄᓚᐅᑏᑦ ᖃᑦᓯᐅᒻᒪᑦ?What's your phone number?
Simiuni:
979-5555.979-5555

 

 

Jaani:
Juanasi taikaniippa?ᔪᐊᓇᓯ ᑕᐃᑲᓃᑉᐸ? Is Juanasi there?
Mimi:
Maanna aullaqsimajuq.ᒫᓐᓇ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ. He's out of town right now.
Jaani:
Uvannut uqaalaqujunnaqqiuk utiqqat?ᐅᕙᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᖄᓚᖁᔪᓐᓇᖅᑭᐅᒃ ᐅᑎᖅᑲᑦ? Can you have him call me when he gets back?
Mimi:
ii. Kinaugavit?ᐄ. ᑭᓇᐅᒐᕕᑦ? Sure. Can I get your name?
Jaani:
Jaaniujunga. Uqaalautiga 979-0000.ᔮᓂᐅᔪᖓ. ᐅᖄᓚᐅᑎᒐ 979-0000. This is Jaani. My number's 979-0000.

Vocabulary

Uvannut uqaalaqujunnaqqiuk utiqqat?
Can you have him call me when he gets back?
uvaniittuq
here (she's...)
uqautiguuk?
Do you want to speak to him?
uqaqatigilagu
Let me speak to him.
uqaalavigijara
calling him (I am...)
Uqaalautiit qattiummat?
What's your phone number?
Uqaalautiga 979-0000
My phone number is 979-0000
uqaalaut
telephone
uqaalaquviuk?
Do you want him to call you back?
uqaalajuq
calls on the phone (he/she...)
tavvaniippa?
Is she / he there?
tavvaniingittuq
She / he is not here.
Kinaugavit?
Can I get your name?
katimajut
meeting (they are...)
Irngiinaaqtautikkut titirarvigingaalaaliqqara.
e-mail (I will send him an...)
irngiinaaqtautikkut
e-mail (by ... )
aullaqsimajuq
away; out of town (he is...)
anikainnaqsimajuq
stepped out for a moment (she...)

Grammar

34 » Double Verb Endings: Questions

In an earlier lesson, we introduced verb endings that involve both a subject and an object:

takujara qaujimajaanga
I see him/her. He/she knows me.


These are used to make simple statements.  There are a corresponding set of affixes that are used to ask questions that indicate a subject and an object:

qaujimavagit? Do I know you?
qaujimavara? Do I know him/her?
   
tukisivinnga? Do you understand me?
tukisiviuk? Do you understand him/her?
   
tusaavaanga? Does he/she hear me?
tusaavaatit? Does he/she hear you?
tusaavauk? Does he/she hear him/her?

If these affixes are added to a root ending in a vowel, they begin with the letter v:

takuviuk? Do you see him/her?   

If these affixes are added to a root ending in -q, they begin with the letter q:

ikajuqqiuk? Are you helping him/her?

If they are added to a root ending in any other consonant, they switch the final consonant to -p and then begin with p-:

malippiuk? Are you following him/her?