part/member of N


This is a so-called partitive affix, used to denote that an N (to which this affix is added) is a part of some larger whole. With inanimate objects this affix may also be translated as 'consists of N', if N e.g. is a type of material.

Kalaallisut Translation Notes
angutitaq a male member Of some unspecified group. Often, the group would be specified with possessive endings, as in the other examples.
initaq an adjacent room Or 'room pertaining/belonging to' something, here unspecified, e.g. an apartment.
arnartarput our female member I.e. the (singular) member of our group, who is female, from {aqnaq}N, and with ABS.1pl/sg ending N{(q)vut}. Thus 'we' (1pl) is the whole of which the female is a part.
illup qisuttaa the part of the house (made of) wood or 'the wooden part of the house'. Here the house, illup is the possessor, denoting the whole of which qisuk, 'wood' is a part.