Morphemic form: N{-ucaaq}V (Combinations)
New orthography: -usaarpoq, -asaarpoq, -jusaarpoq
Proto-eskimoic root: ŋuðaʀaʀ-
Variants: N{-ucaaq}N, V{-ucaaq}V, V{-ucaq}V
Morpheme type: Verbaliser
Left sandhi: Sandhi-truncative
Right sandhi: None


Left sandhi:

The left-sandhi behaviour of this affix is regular, i.e. it is truncative and it will inject an epenthetic /j/ when following a long vowel. However, there are a few examples mentioned in the DAKA, where it seems this affix alternatively may drop its initial /u/ when following a long vowel /VV/, rather than inject /j/. For example:

These alternative forms should not be considered part of the regular behaviour of this affix, but as irregularly formed abbreviations.

Verb stem

Right sandhi: Regular
Valency: Monovalent (valency 1)
Diathesis: Subjective (intransitive)


Meaning Notes
Actor imitates N Or 'acts like', 'pretends to be' etc., also in the sense of a child 'playing to be N'. Examples