Morphemic form: V{ccut(ə)}V (Combinations)
New orthography: -ssuppaa, -ssussivoq
Proto-eskimoic root: utə-
Variants: V{-ut(ə)}V, V{'-t(ə)}V
Morpheme type: Verbal modifier
Left sandhi: Default (additive, epenthetic or phonotactically truncative)
Right sandhi: None


Form and usage:

This is a lexicalised variant of V{-ut(ə)}V, following vowel- and t-stems, according to Fortescue et al. (2010). However, nowadays it appears to be used productively as an alternative to V{-ut(ə)}V in combinations where phonotactics otherwise would have required a /j/ to be inserted, i.e. following [aa]. There may also be a relation to the nominalising affix V{ccutə}N in terms of usage. See the entry for V{-ut(ə)}V for more usage examples and a description of the (regular) right-sandhi of t(ə)-stems.

Verb stem

Right sandhi: Regular
Valency: Valency-increasing
Diathesis: Reflexive/reciprocal (BP)
HTR-morpheme: {ði}
HTR-stem: V{ccucci}V


Meaning Notes
Agent Vb to/with/for Patient The meanings are the same as for the variant V{-ut(ə)}V, so see this for further examples. Examples