Observe the following Inuktitut names of organizations:
|Avatilirijikkut||Dept of the Environment|
|Iliqqusilirijikkut||Dept of Culture, Language, Elders & Youth|
|Inulirijituqakkut||Department of Indian and Northern Affairs|
Note that many of these names end with the affix –kkut. Among its various meanings –kkut is used to designate an organization.
Many names of organizations include the affix –liriji. It is used to talk about a particular thing that a person is involved with or working on. –liriji deletes any consonant that appears immediately before it.
|kiinaujaq + liriji = kiinaujaliriji||person who deals with money|
|kiinaujaliriji + kkut = kiinaujalirijikkut||an organization of people who deal with money (Dept. of Finance)|
|illulirijikkut|| Housing Corporation|
So, to the question:
|Nami iqqanaijaqqit?||Where do you work?|
One could answer:
|Kiinaujalirijikkunni iqqanaijaqtunga.||I work at the Department of Finance.|
Note that according to the rules of Inuktitut pronunciation, when the affix -ni is added to a root ending in t, the final t softens and becomes an n sound.