Grammar » double person endings - asking questions

In an earlier lesson, we introduced verb endings that involve both a subject and an object:

 takujara  I see her.
 qaujimajaanga   He knows me.


These are used to make simple statements.  There are a corresponding set of affixes that are used to ask questions that involve two people:

 qaujimavagit?  Do I know you?
 qaujimavara?  Do I know her?
   
 tukisivinnga?  Do you understand me?
 tukisiviuk?  Do you understand her?
   
 tusaavaanga? Does she hear me?
 tusaavaatit?

Does she hear you?

 tusaavauk?

Does she hear him?

If these affixes are added to a root ending in a vowel, they begin with the letter v:

takuviuk?
Do you see him?   

If these affixes are added to a root ending in q, they begin with the letter q:

ikajuqqiuk?Are you helping him?

If they are added to a root ending in any other consonant, they switch the final consonant to p and then begin with p:

malippiuk? Are you following him?