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?