Morphemic form: V{təq}V (Combinations)
New orthography: +terpoq
Proto-eskimoic root: təʀ-
Variants: N{təq}V
Morpheme type: Verbal modifier
Left sandhi: Default (additive, epenthetic or phonotactically truncative)
Right sandhi: None


Form and usage:

This affix is a verbal variant of the verbalising affix N{təq}V. Their meanings seem to be only vaguely related (smearing something with N is presumably done gradually/in stages), but historically they derive from the same morpheme.

When this affix is followed by a vowel-initial affix (most notably V{-utə}N or V{-ut(ə)}V), it will not be able to delete the final /q/ and expose the /ə/. Thus, this combination will yield

similar to how a nominal strong q-stem would behave. Likewise, this affix uses the {-i} variant of the HTR-morpheme {ði} as usual with a q-stem, but this too will not remove the final /q/, but instead weaken it to /r/, so we obtain the HTR-form /təri/.

Verb stem

Right sandhi: Regular
Valency: Valency-preserving
Diathesis: Unaltered (same as the stem)
HTR-morpheme: {ði}
HTR-stem: V{təri}V


Meaning Notes
Vb gradually Or 'step by step', 'one by one' etc. Examples