Grammar » 23 » in, to, from

In the last grammar note, we looked at these three noun endings

-mi at / in
kanatami in Canada
-mit from
kanatamit from Canada
-mut to 
kanatamut to Canada

These three endings all change a -k or -t sound that comes before them to -m:

Nunatsiavummi in Nunatsiavut
kok river
kommut to the river
nuvuk point of land
nuvummit from the point of land

Remember that this change does not happen after a double consonat sound:

sitjak seashore
sitjami from the seashore

These three endings have a plural form: -ni, -nut, & -nit

tupik tent
tupimmi in the tent
tupinni in the tents
tasik lake
tasimmit from the lakes
tasinnit from the lakes
KakKasuak mountain
KakKasuammut to the mountain
KakKasuanut to the mountains

We can use these endings when answering the following questions:

naneven? Where are you?
suliaKapvimi at the office
namungaven? Where are you going?
kommut to the river
nakit? from where?
tupinnit from the tents

Or in the context of a conversation, you might use one of these questions:

nami? where?
namut? to where?