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–kkut is an affix used to describe groups of people. It can be used to describe someone's household:

Piita + kkut = Piitakkut
  Piita's place/household
   
Qajaaq + kkut = Qajaakkut
  Qajaaq’s place/household

 

Other affixes can follow -kkut:

Qajaakkunni Piitakkunnut
at Qajaaq's place to Piita's house
   
Qajaakkunniittuq Piitakkunnuuqtunga
He/she is at Qajaaq's place I am going to Piita's place.

Now we’ll add an extra layer of complexity:

anaana anaanakkutinni anaanakkusinni
mother at my mother's place at your mother's place
     
piqati piqatikkutinni piqatikkusinni
friend at my friend's place at your friend's place

-tinni combines the idea of being somewhere with the possessive “my”.

-sinni combines the idea of being somewhere with the possessive “your”.

Look at these two very common expressions:

uvatinni ilisinni
at my place/at our place at your place

But there are many more possibilities here:

uvatinnut ilissinnut
to my place/our place to your place
   
uvatinnit ilissinnit
from my place/our place from your place

 

Or, if we want to talk in full sentences:

anaanakkusinnuuqqit? anaanakkutinnuuqtunga
Are you going to your mother's place? I am going to my mother's place.
   
nukakkusinninngaaqqit? nukakkutinninngaaqtunga
Are you going to your younger sibling's place? I am coming from my younger sibling's place.