9 illuup iluaniittut

Dialogue: Where is my knapsack?

Simiuni:
Anaanaak, namiippa nammagaara?ᐊᓈᓈᒃ, ᓇᒦᑉᐸ ᓇᒻᒪᒑᕋ? Mom, where is my knapsack?
Jiila:
illurusirmiittuq.ᐃᓪᓗᕈᓯᕐᒦᑦᑐᖅ. In the bedroom.
Simiuni:
Nami?ᓇᒥ? Where?
Jiila:
illiup ataaniittuqqai. ᐃᓪᓕᐅᑉ ᐊᑖᓃᑦᑐᖃᐃ.Maybe it's under the bed.
Simiuni:
Asu.ᐊᓱ. OK.

Vocabulary

uqalimaagakkuvik
book shelf
uasarvik
sink
tiiliurut
tea pot
talaviisa
television
sukuttianiippa?
Where exactly is it?
sirluaq
storage shed
savik
knife
sanikkuvik
garbage can
qurvik
toilet
qulliq
lamp (seal oil)
quaqaut
fridge
quakkuvik
freezer
qaummaqqut
lamp
qaminngajuq
off (It's turned...)
pulaarvimiittunga
I’m in the living room.
pulaarvik
living room
nirivimiittunga
I’m in the dining room.
nammagaaq
knapsack
namiippa?
Where is it?
matuingajuq
open (it is...)
matu
door
majurautit
stairs
kuuqarvik
kitchen
kaapiliurut
coffee pot; coffee maker
itsivautakutaak
sofa
iluani
inside
illuup iluaniittuq
inside the house
illurusiq
bedroom
illurusimiittunga
bedroom (I’m in the...)
illu
house
illiq
bed
ikumajuq
on (it is turned...)
igalaaq
window
Iga qaminngajuq.
off (the stove is...)
iga
stove
avalu
wall
anarvik
washroom
allarut
towel
akisiq
pillow

Grammar

17. The Verb -miit-

-miit- is a verb meaning "to be somewhere".

illumiittuq Jalunaimiittugut.
He/she is in the house. We (3+) are in Yellowknfie.

 

In the South Qikiqtaaluk dialect -miit- deletes any consonant that appears immediately before it:

sirluaq+miit + tut = sirluamiittut  
  They (3+) are in the shed.  
pulaarvik + miit + tuuk= pulaarvimiittuuk  
  They (2) are in the living room.  

 

-miit- also shows up in questions:

namiippit? namiippa?
Where are you? Where is he/she/it?