Morphemic form: V{li}V (Combinations)
New orthography: +livoq
Proto-eskimoic root: li-
Variants: V{si}V
Morpheme type: Verbal modifier
Left sandhi: ə-eliding (additive)
Right sandhi: None


Form and usage:

According to Schultz-Lorentzen (1958), this affix is only used with verb stems indicating size/measurements. Thus, it will normally only be used in a monovalent sense, i.e. with intransitive form. However, there is an example, allivaa, where it seemingly increases the valency of the stem (in the sense of 'make it'). However, this behaviour is not regular.

Left sandhi:

The affix seems to be regularly additive, with the possibility of eliding a /ə/. However, there are a few (lexicalised) examples with original t-stems, where it seems to have been truncative. However, this behaviour does not seem to be regular nowadays.

Verb stem

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


Meaning Notes
Subject becomes (more) Vb'ing Only with stems indicating size/measurement. Examples