Grammar » -qatau- (affix)

This simple affix is used to indicate that someone is going along or accompanying someone on an activity. 
umiaqtuqtuq He/she goes boating.
umiaqtuqataujunga I am going along on the boat ride.
katimajuq He/she is meeting (with someone).
katimaqatauquviuk? Do you want to meet with him?
piqataujumavit? Do you want to come along?


When –qatau- is added to a root that ends in a consonant, it deletes the final consonant :
tuttu + liaq + qatau + juq =   
tuttuliaqataujuq He/she is going along on the caribou hunting trip.