The affix -lauqsima- can be used in several ways:
1. When used as part of a statement, -lauqsima- indicates something that has happened a while ago.
|Iqalumiutaulauqsimajunga.||I used to live in Iqaluit.|
|Arraani, Kiupamuulauqsimajunga.||Last year, I went to Cuba.|
2. It can be used as part of question to ask if a person has ever done something in the past:
|Qurluqturmiilauqsimavit?||Have you ever been to Kugluktuk?|
3. When used with the negative, it gives the meaning of “never”:
|igunaqtulauqsimanngittut||They have never eaten igunaq.|