Grammar » coming & going

-muuq- is a verb meaning to go / head toward a place
illumuuqtunga.I am going to the house.
-minngaaq- is another verb, meaning to come from
pinnguavimmiinngaaqtut.They are coming from the rec centre.


-muuq-, and -miinngaaq- are added directly to roots ending in vowels.
 illumiinngaaqtutThey are coming from the house.

When they are added to a root ending in q, they delete the final q.
 qangatasuuq  airplane
 qangatasuumiinngaaqtuq  She is coming from the airplane.


When they are added to a root ending in k they change the k to m:
 ilinniavik  school
 ilinniavimmuuqtunga  I am going to the school.