Morphemic form: V{(q)gusuk}V (Combinations)
New orthography: -rusuppoq, -kkusuppoq
Proto-eskimoic root: yuɣ-
Morpheme type: Verbal modifier
Left sandhi: Default (additive, epenthetic or phonotactically truncative)
Right sandhi: None


Form and usage:

This affix has the form -rusuk- on both vowel stems and q-stems, but -kusuk- on consonant stems. To encode this behaviour, we give this affix the form V{(q)gusuk}V, with an epenthetic (q). By the standard sandhi rules, (q) will be injected on vowel stems, and /qg/ will then merge to /r/ as usual. Thus, the behaviour of this affix can be described as regular with this form.

Verb stem

Right sandhi: Regular
Valency: Valency-preserving
Diathesis: Unaltered (same as the stem)


Meaning Notes
want to Vb Similar in meaning to V{yuma}V, perhaps signifying a little more desire ('desires to Vb') than V{yuma}V. Other meanings could be 'has an urge/desire to Vb' or 'would like to' etc. Examples