Dialogue » 28 » Clam digging

Mai:
Ammuumajjialaaqqisi qauppat?ᐊᒻᒨᒪᔾᔨᐊᓛᖅᑭᓯ ᖃᐅᑉᐸᑦ? Are you going clam digging tomorrow?
Aimu:
ii, ammuumajjialaaqtugut ullaarulukkut ulippat.ᐄ, ᐊᒻᒨᒪᔾᔨᐊᓛᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᐅᓪᓛᕈᓗᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᓕᑉᐸᑦ.Yes, we are going clam digging in the early morning when the tide is high.
Mai:
Asuapik, qanga tinilaarngat? ᐊᓱᐊᐱᒃ, ᖃᖓ ᑎᓂᓛᕐᖓᑦ?Okay, when is low tide?
Aimu:
Tinittariilaaqtuq 11-miinngaaliqqat.ᑎᓂᑦᑕᕇᓛᖅᑐᖅ 11-ᒦᙶᓕᖅᑲᑦ. The tide will be at its lowest just after 11.
Mai:
Asukuluk. Ilaujunnaqqinuk piqatigalu? ᐊᓱᑯᓗᒃ. ᐃᓚᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑭᓄᒃ ᐱᖃᑎᒐᓗ?I see. Could my friend and I come along?
Aimu:
ii, ilaujunnalaaqtusik. Natsiqsiusinnaalaaqtugut aqqutaani. Uujuqturlutalu tinigasuanginnani.ᐄ, ᐃᓚᐅᔪᓐᓇᓛᖅᑐᓯᒃ. ᓇᑦᓯᖅᓯᐅᓯᓐᓈᓛᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᐊᖅᑯᑖᓂ. ᐆᔪᖅᑐᕐᓗᑕᓗ ᑎᓂᒐᓱᐊᖏᓐᓇᓂ. Yes, the two of you can come along. We will be seal hunting on the way. And we will have uujuq while we wait for the low tide.
Mai:
Alainait! Palaugaaliuqsimalaaqqunga. ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᑦ! ᐸᓚᐅᒑᓕᐅᖅᓯᒪᓛᖅᑯᖓ.Great! I will have some bannock made.
Aimu:
Quvianalaarmijualuk ammuumajjialirutta. ᖁᕕᐊᓇᓛᕐᒥᔪᐊᓗᒃ ᐊᒻᒨᒪᔾᔨᐊᓕᕈᑦᑕ. It's going to be a lot of fun when we go clam digging.
Mai:
Piqatiga uqautinialiqqara. Qujannamiik. ᐱᖃᑎᒐ ᐅᖃᐅᑎᓂᐊᓕᖅᑲᕋ. ᖁᔭᓐᓇᒦᒃ.I will tell my friend. Thanks.
Aimu:
ilaalli. Qauppat takuutilaaqqugut.ᐃᓛᓪᓕ. ᖃᐅᑉᐸᑦ ᑕᑰᑎᓛᖅᑯᒍᑦ. You're welcome. See you tomorrow.