Grammar » The affix -jaqtuq - qaniujaaqpait


This is a handy affix used to talk about going somewhere for a specific purpose. It has several forms depending on the last letter of the root it is attached to.


Following roots ending in vowels, use – ᔭᖅᑐᖅ

ᓂᕆᔭᖅᑐᖅᑐᖓ I am going (somewhere) to eat.
ᑲᑎᒪᔭᖅᑐᖅᑐᒍᑦ We are going to a meeting.



Following roots ending in Q, use –ᕆᐊᖅ

ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕆᐊᖅᑐᖅ she/he goes to school
ᓂᐅᕕᕆᐊᖅᑐᖅ she/he is going shopping



Following K, use – ᒋᐊᖅ

ᓯᓂᒋᐊᖅᑐᑦ They are going (somewhere) to sleep.