Morphemic form: V{(t)siriit}V (Combinations)
New orthography: -tseriippoq, +seriippoq
Proto-eskimoic root: c(c)iʀyaʀ-
Constituents: V{(t)siq}V + {?} + V{-it}V
Morpheme type: Verbal modifier
Left sandhi: Special (see description)
Right sandhi: None


Form and usage:

This affix derives from a combination of V{(t)siriaq}V and the privative affix V{-it}V, 'is un-Vb'ing', where the latter has caused /aq/ to drop from the stem. According to Fortescue et al. (2010), the former itself derives from a combination of V{(t)siq}V and an old morpheme {yaʀ-} which has not come down into Greenlandic independently.

Left sandhi:

The left-sandhi behaviour is similar to V{(t)siq}V, i.e. /s/ will not assimilate a preceding /t/, which applies both to the epenthetically injected /t/ and to a final /t/ of the preceding stem (both true t-stems and t(ə)-stems, since the affix is additive). See the entry for V{(t)siq}V for further details and examples.

Verb stem

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


Meaning Notes
Vb difficultly I.e. 'does not/cannot easily Vb', also in the sense of 'is not liable to Vb'. Examples