Morphemic form: V{nəq ajuq}V (Combinations)
New orthography: +neq ajorpoq
Proto-eskimoic root:
Constituents: V{nəq}N + {ajuq}V
Morpheme type: Verbal modifier
Left sandhi: ə-eliding (additive)
Right sandhi: None


Form and usage:

This 'pseudo-affix' is a special construction with abstract participle V{nəq}N and {ajuq}V. I have decided to regard it as a single morpheme, even though it forms two separate words, because its meaning is not at all obvious from the individual meaning of the constituents; and furthermore, because valency is preserved by the construction: Thus, if the stem is divalent, then the resulting 'stem' after adding this construct will still be divalent. This means that {ajuq}V can actually take a transitive ending in this construction, which would otherwise be impossible, since {ajuq}V itself is monovalent.

Left sandhi:

See V{nəq}N for left sandhi

Verb stem

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


Meaning Notes
does not/never Vb This construction is used to negate the meaning of habitual V{ðaq}V; thus to create a word with the opposite meaning of habitual V{ðaq}V, replace that affix with this 'pseudo-affix'. It denotes that the subject categorically does not Vb (not even occasionally). Examples