Morphemic form: V{niq}V (Combinations)
New orthography: +nerpoq, +nersoq
Proto-eskimoic root: n(n)iq-
Morpheme type: Verbal modifier
Left sandhi: Default (additive, epenthetic or phonotactically truncative)
Right sandhi: Assibilation


Form and usage:

This affix always appears last in the word, right before the ending. The true /i/ can assibilate a following /t/ to /s/, which thus primarily is relevant in conjunction with intransitive participial endings, i.e. the mood marker {ðu}, where /niu/ ⇒ /niqtu/ ⇒ /niqsu/.

Verb stem

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


Meaning Notes
whether perhaps Vb Used to express a question or wondering. The 'whether perhaps' translation is not always suitable. Alternatives like 'I wonder' may sometimes fit better. Examples