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


Form and usage:

According to Fortescue et al. (2010), this affix is a variant of {li-}, 'become', which may display replacivity on t-stems. Presumably, the form /si/ has then been generalised from t-stems to form a new, independent morpheme, {si}. It is not used productively (or only marginally productively) nowadays, but it is found in a number of lexicalised forms and combinations. Given its meaning, it is only used on stems denoting a state of being (including adjectival stems).

Verb stem

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


Meaning Notes
Actor has become (more) Vb'ing Only with stems denoting a state of being Examples