Morphemic form: V{-qə}V (Combinations)
New orthography: -qaaq
Proto-eskimoic root: ʀqə-
Morpheme type: Verbal modifier
Left sandhi: Sandhi-truncative
Right sandhi: None


Form and usage:

This affix is used for emphasis and can often be translated as 'very/highly'. However, it may often be used for vivid narration or adding expressiveness, rather than its literal meaning. As an analogy, consider English 'so' and compare the sentences I am done with this vs. I am so done with this. The latter is comparable to the use of V{-qə}V.

Verb stem

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


Meaning Notes
very/highly Vb Examples