Morphemic form: {atuvaq}V (Combinations)
New orthography: atuarpaa, atuarpoq, atuaavoq
Proto-eskimoic root: atuaq-
Morpheme type: Verbal base
Right sandhi: None


Form and usage:

Today, the morpheme is regularly agent-preserving, but some lexicalised words exist that have been formed with the HTR-morpheme {i}, e.g. atuaasoq, from {atuvai}V + V{ðuq}N, a 'reader'.

Note also: The /v/ is added to the stem (even though it does not appear in the reconstructed, historic form) to account for the cases where a geminating affix is added. In these cases, an [ff] will appear between the /u/ and /a/, e.g. in atuffappaa. This can regularly be accounted for, by including a /v/ in this position, even though it will not normally be visible, since /uva/ is spelt 'ua'. Furthermore, this hypothetical /v/ also appears in some of the i-dialects, such as East Greenlandic, where atuar- indeed has the form alivar-; for example in the word for 'school', alivarpik (West Greenlandic: atuarfik).

Verb stem

Right sandhi: Regular
Valency: Divalent (valency 2)
Diathesis: Agentive (NPP)

Right sandhi: Regular
Valency: Divalent (valency 2)
Diathesis: Patientive (NAP)
HTR-morpheme: {ði}
HTR-stem: {atuvai}V


Meaning Notes
Agent reads Patient
Agent reads/goes to school. When used intransitively.