9 illuup iluaniittut

Dialogue: Where is my knapsack?

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

Vocabulary

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

Grammar

19 » To be at / in...

-miit- is an affix that is attached to a noun meaning "to be somewhere".

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

 

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

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

 

-miit- also shows up in questions:

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

-miit- has an alternate form, -niit- that shows up in expressions like:

iluaniittut They are inside.

20 » The Affix -vik

-vik is an affix that is added to a verb to indicate a time or place where an action takes place:

niri- to eat
nirivik dining room

This affix can be added directly to roots that end in vowels:

ani- to go out
anivik exit; way out
If it is added to a root ending in -q, it normally changes the final -q to -r :
pulaaq- to visit
pulaarvik living room
When -vik is added to a root ending in -t or -k it normally changes these sounds to -v :
tikit- to arrive
tikivvik place of arrival;
the event of arriving
quviasuk- to be happy
quviasuvvik Christmas (time of happiness)

Sometimes, however, -vik will delete final -t :

uqalimaagaq + kkut + vik =  
uqalimaagakkuvik bookshelf