Morphemic form: V{(gi)jaqtuq}V (Combinations)
New orthography: -artorpoq, -jartorpoq, -riartorpoq, -kkiartorpoq
Proto-eskimoic root: yaʀ(tuʀ)-
Variants: V{(gi)jaqtuaaq}V, V{gijaq}V
Morpheme type: Verbal modifier
Left sandhi: Special (see description)
Right sandhi: None


Form and usage:

Fortescue et al. (2010) suggest that this morpheme may have been formed from a combination of the variant V{gijaq}V and a morpheme {tuʀ-} denoting repeated action, although this does not explain the special left-sandhi behaviour of this affix.

Left sandhi:

The initial segment (gi) is dropped on all vowel stems, but inserted on all consonant stems (including ut(ə)-stems, since this affix is additive and thus attaches to /t/). Thus, this affix has two forms:

Verb stem

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


Meaning Notes
go (in order) to Vb The affix V{giaq}V may alternatively be used in this sense, which can also help to disambiguate the meaning from the other usage of this affix ('more and more'). Examples
Vb gradually, more and more This meaning may not be as common as 'go and Vb', but it does exist and is also used productively in this sense. Examples