24 piugijân taikani?

Dialogue: Weekend plans

SulâkKen vogiup nâningani?SulâkKen vogiup nâningani? What are you doing this weekend?
Aullâsimaviganut ainiakKunga.Aullâsimaviganut ainiakKunga. I am going to my cabin.
Aso? Piugijân taikani?Aso? Piugijân taikani? Oh yeah? Do you like it there?
Â, âhammagik, piugitsuajaga.Âh âhammagik, piugitsuajaga. Yes indeed, I really like it there.
SuKattaKen taikani? SuKattaKen taikani?What do you do out there?
Aulasagiagiamik piutsavunga.Aulasagiagiamik piutsavunga. I like to go fishing.


like the sound of it (I...)
sad (I am....)
happy (I am...)
enjoy it (I...)
like something (I...)
like it (I...)
sad (it makes him...)
feel love for (I...)
love him/her/it (I...)
tipanga mamagijân?
Do you like the taste of it?
tipanga mamagijaga
like the taste of it (I...)
tipanga mamagijaga
like the taste (I...)
afraid of her (he is...)
shy (you are ...)
shy (he/she makes you feel...)
cabin (Let’s go to the...)


47 » Emotions

Many of the verbs that describe emotions follow a similar pattern.

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

Kuvia + suk + pit  
Kuviasuven? Are you happy?
Kuviasuvunga I am happy.


Here are some other examples:

kanguk + suk to feel embarrassed
kangusuttuuk The two of them are feeling embarrassed.
iliga + suk to feel shy
iligasuven? Are you feeling shy?
kappia + suk to be a afraid
kappiasugami because he is afraid
nalli + gusuk to feel love
nalligusuvâ? Is she in love?
uppi + gusuk to feel pride
uppigusujok They (2) are proud of something.
imik + gusuk to feel thirst
imigusuvunga I am thirsty


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:
nalligijâtit He loves you.
kappiagijaga I am afraid of it.
uppigijanga She is proud of him.

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:

piu- to be good; suitable; beautiful
piugijân? Do you like it?
itsi- to be afraid
itsigijanga He is afraid of her.
ugguak- to feel grief
ugguagijânga? Is she grieving for him?
ajuunak- to find something difficult
ajunnagijân? Do you find it difficult?
mamak- to taste good
mamagijanga He likes the taste of it.


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

Kuvia + suk + ngit + lak  
Kuviasungilak She is not happy.
nalli + gi + ngit + tanga  
nalligingittanga He does not love her.
imigusungilanga I am not thirsty.
kangusungilatit You are not shy.
Kajuk piugingittaga I am not enjoying the taste of the broth.

The affix -tsuak- can also be added to verbs of emotion to empasize or exaggerate the feeling:

piu + gi + tsuak + jaga  
piugitsuajaga I like it very much.
ugguak + gi + tsuak + laut + tanga  
ugguagitsualauttanga He grieved deeply for her.




48 » The Affix -giamik

This affix is added to the end of a verb root in order to talk about the action it describes in a general way.

nigi- to eat
nigigiamik eating
Nigigiamik Kuviasujuk He enjoys eating.
pisuk- to walk
pisugiamik  walking
pisugiamik piutsajuk She enjoys walking.
tânsik to dance
tânsigiamik  dancing
tânsigiamik Kuviasungittok They (2) don’t enjoy dancing.
aulasagiak- to go fishing
aulasagiagiamik  going fishing
aulasagiagiamik piutsavunga I like going fishing.