Morphemic form: V{təgə}V (Combinations)
New orthography: +tigaaq, -tsigaaq
Proto-eskimoic root: təkə-
Morpheme type: Verbal modifier
Left sandhi: Default (additive, epenthetic or phonotactically truncative)
Right sandhi: None


Form and usage:

This affix is used with stems of state to express an equal degree of Vb'ing between the subject, and some other object of comparison (denotes 'as something' in the translation). This object of comparison is usually marked with an equalis case ending (meaning 'as'), but there are also other possibilities. Here are three common structures:

Verb stem

Right sandhi: ə-contraction
Valency: Monovalent (valency 1)
Diathesis: Subjective (intransitive)


Meaning Notes
Subject is as Vb'ing (as something) Examples