Grammar » 25 » Going somewhere to do something

The handy affix -giattu- is used to talk about going somewhere for a specific purpose:


katima- to meet
katimagiattuvugut We (3+) are going somewhere to meet; We are going to a meeting.
ilinniak- to learn
ilinniagiattujuk She is going to school (literally, she is going somewhere to learn).
sâlakkumauti- to compete in a sport
Nunaingummut sâlakkumautigiattuvunga I am going to Nain to compete.