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?