Grammar » -jaqtuq- (affix)

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 -jaqtuq-

niri- to eat
nirijaqtuqtunga I am going (somewhere) to eat.
katima- to meet
katimajaqtuqtugut We are going to a meeting.

Following roots ending in q, use -riaq-

ilinniaq- to learn
ilinniariaqtuq she goes to school (literally, goes to learn)
niuviq- to shop
niuviriaqtuq she/he is going shopping
pulaaq-to visit
Piitakkunnut pulaariaqtungaI am going to visit at Piita's place.

Following k, use -giaq-

sinik- to sleep
sinigiaqtut They are going (somewhere) to sleep.