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

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

Grammar

-miit- (affix)

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

illumiittuq She is in the house.
Jalunaimiittugut We all are in Yellowknfie.

 

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

sirluaq+miit + tut = sirluamiittut They are in the shed.
pulaarvik + miit + tuuk= pulaarvimiittuuk The two of them are in the living room.

 

-miit- also shows up in questions:

Namiippit? Where are you?
Namiippa? Where is it; Where is he/she?