24 Quviagijara

Dialogue: Weekend plans

iiva:
Pinasuarusiup nunnguani sulaaqqit?ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᑉ ᓄᙳᐊᓂ ᓱᓛᖅᑭᑦ? What are you doing this weekend?
Sulumani:
illuralaattinuulaaqtunga.ᐃᓪᓗᕋᓛᑦᑎᓐᓅᓛᖅᑐᖓ. I am going to my cabin.
iiva:
Asukuluk, quviagiviuk tauvani?ᐊᓱᑯᓗᒃ, ᖁᕕᐊᒋᕕᐅᒃ ᑕᐅᕙᓂ? Oh yeah? Do you like it there?
Sulumani:
ii, atsualuk quviagijara.ᐄ, ᐊᑦᓱᐊᓗᒃ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᕋ. Yes indeed, I really like it there.
iiva:
Tauvani suvakkavit? ᑕᐅᕙᓂ ᓱᕙᒃᑲᕕᑦ?What do you do out there?
Sulumani:
Pisuppattunga kuummut.ᐱᓱᑉᐸᑦᑐᖓ ᑰᒻᒧᑦ. I often walk to the river.

Vocabulary

tusarnirijara
I like the sound of it.
quviasunngittunga
sad (I am....)
quviasuktunga
happy (I am...)
quviagijara
I enjoy it.
piuksaqtunga
I like...
piugijara
I like it.
numaagijanga
sad (it makes him...)
nalligusuktunga
I feel love for...
nalligijara
I love it / him / her.
mamariviuk?
Do you like the taste of it?
mamarijara
I like the taste of it.
mamaqsaqtunga
I like the taste.
kappiagijanga
afraid of her (he is...)
kanngusuktutit
shy (you are ...)
kanngugijait
He makes you feel shy.
kajjaarinngitait
You find it dreary.
illuralaaliaqta
cabin (Let’s go to the...)
iliragijanga
He's afraid to disappoint him/her.
ilagiit
family

Grammar

48 » Emotions

Many verbs that describe a phyiscal or emotional sensation are followed by the affix -gusuk- or sometimes just -suk- :

quvia + suk + pit  
quviasuppit? Are you happy?
quviasuttunga I am happy.

 

Here are some other examples:

kappia + suk to be afraid
kappiasuttuuk The two of them are afraid.
   
kanngu + suk to feel embarrassed
kanngusuttuq She feels embarrassed
   
aukuni + gusuk to be a long time
akunigusuttut They feel like it has been a long time.
   
nalli + gusuk to feel love
nalligusuppa? Is she in love?
   
uppi + gusuk to feel pride
uppigusukkami because he is proud of something
   
pisuk + gusuk to feel like walking
pisugusuttunga I fell like walking.

 

Next, there is a more complex form of these verbs that takes a transitive verb ending to describe who or what is causing that emotion:
kappiagiviuk? Are you afraid of it?
nalligijaatit He loves you.
uppigijagit I am proud of you.

When a transitive verb ending is used, the affix -suk- is dropped and the verb -gi- is added to the root verb to create a link between different people. Here are some other examples of this construction:

quviagijara I like it; it makes me happy.
piugijara I like it.
piuginngittara I don’t like it.
kanngugijanga She makes him feel shy.

Note that -ri- is used after verb roots that end in -q :

mamaqtuq It tastes good.
mamarijanga It tastes good to her.

To express the above in the negative, the affix -ngit- is added just before the verb ending:

kanngusunngittutit You are not shy.
nalliginngittanga She does not love him.
Natsiminiq mamaginngittanga He does not enjoy the taste of the seal meat.