Morphemic form: N{-liqsuq}V (Combinations)
New orthography: -lersorpaa
Proto-eskimoic root:
Constituents: N{-liq}V + V{tuq}V
Morpheme type: Verbaliser
Left sandhi: Replacive (sandhi-truncative)
Right sandhi: None


Form and usage:

The meaning of this affix is 'Agent provides Patient with several N (one by one/bit by bit)'. It is a straightforward combination of N{-liq}V, 'provide with' and non-productive V{tuq}V 'repeated action', where /t/ has been assibilated to /s/ by the preceding /i/ in the stem. This is revealed in the old orthography form -lersorpâ, where we can see that this is a true /s/ and not a /c/, as would have been the case, if the second morpheme had been V{(q)cuq}V instead.

Like its left-most constituent, N{-liq}V, this combination may also display replacivity on tə-stems and cause a preceding /aq/ to drop.

When used in intransitive form without an intervening HTR-morpheme, the meaning becomes reflexive, 'Agent provides himself with several N'.

Verb stem

Right sandhi: Regular
Valency: Divalent (valency 2)
Diathesis: Reflexive/reciprocal (BP)
HTR-morpheme: {ði}
HTR-stem: N{-liqsui}V


Meaning Notes
Agent provides Patient with several N Usually in the sense of 'one by one', 'bit by bit' etc. Examples