Morphemic form: N{(q)vasik}V (Combinations)
New orthography: +pasippoq, -rpasippoq
Proto-eskimoic root:
Constituents: N{(q)vaq}V + N{-sik}V
Morpheme type: Verbaliser
Left sandhi: Default (additive, epenthetic or phonotactically truncative)
Right sandhi: None


Form and usage:

This affix has two rather different meanings. The first meaning, 'lie to the N', seems to be the primary meaning (in terms of the meanings of the constituents). It is not clear how the second meaning derives from the former.

Furthermore, it seems to be derived from a non-standard combination of two non-productive morphemes, {vaʀ-} and {ðiɣ-}, where the latter normally joins onto noun stems, but the former nevertheless is verbal in nature. It may be that the second meaning, 'resemble' is actually from a different morpheme than {vaʀ-}, but this is unclear from the notes in Fortescue et al. (2010).

Verb stem

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


Meaning Notes
Actor lies to the N Where N represents a direction Examples
Actor resembles N Examples