Inuktitut uses a structure that is different than English to indicate that you are calling or writing to someone:
|uqaalavigijaanga||He calls me.|
|titirarvigijanga||She writes to him.|
1. Begin with the basic verb:
2. Add the affix –vik. This is normally used to indicate a place. When it is added to uqaala- or titiraq- it means the person who is being called or written to.
3. Add the affix –gi.
4. Add the transitive ending to indicate who is calling/writing and who is being called or written to:
|uqaalavigiviuk?||Are you calling her?|
|Did you call her?|
|uqaalavigijara||I am calling her; or|
| I called her.
|Ippassaq uqaalavigilauqtaatit.||She called you yesterday.|
|titirarvigivauk?||Is she writing to him?|
|titirarvigijanga||She is writing to him.|
|Pinasuarusiulauqtumi titirarvigilauqtarma irngiinaaqtautikkut.||
You e-mailed me last week.
(literally, You wrote to me last week by e-mail).