Morphemic form: V{gallaq}V (Combinations)
New orthography: +gallarpoq, -kkallarpoq, -rallarpoq
Proto-eskimoic root: ɣallaq-
Morpheme type: Verbal modifier
Left sandhi: Default (additive, epenthetic or phonotactically truncative)
Right sandhi: None


Form and usage:

This affix has a few irregular forms in imperative, i.e. the endings V{-git} and V{-guk}, where it, for unknown reasons, drops its final /q/ and delete /g/ from the ending, instead of having /qg/ merge to /r/ as usual. Thus:

The general meaning of this affix seems to be to delimit a time frame for the verbal action. This can in particular be used with the causative mood to create a verbal time specification, locating the verbal action within a specific/bounded (past) time frame.

Verb stem

Right sandhi: Irregular changes to mood marker (see description)
Valency: Valency-preserving
Diathesis: Unaltered (same as the stem)


Meaning Notes
Vb for the time being Examples
back then, when Subject Vb'ed When used together with the causative mood. This could also be translated e.g. as 'during'. Note also the combination V{ŋŋitgallaq}V, used to express 'before'. Examples
Vb for a moment! When used with the imperative mood, it acts as a softener of the command, which sometimes (depending on context) can be translated as 'for a moment'. Examples