Morphemic form: V{ðuu}V (Combinations)
New orthography: +tuuvoq, +suuvoq
Proto-eskimoic root:
Constituents: V{ðuq}N + N{-u}V
Morpheme type: Verbal modifier
Left sandhi: Default (additive, epenthetic or phonotactically truncative)
Right sandhi: None


Form and usage:

Straightforward combination of intransitive participle V{ðuq}N and copula N{-u}V. This combination is only used with adjectival stems (which are all monovalent), hence there is no HTR-form.

Verb stem

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


Meaning Notes
Actor is (characteristically) Vb'ing The adjectival stems normally only describe a state of being relative to some specified context: For example, {aŋə}V means 'Actor is big', but this may be understood as relative to other entities being described. Piitaq angivoq means 'Piitaq is big', but it may only be relative to certain other people. This affix changes the meaning to a more general, unchanging characteristic of the entity, so e.g. Piitaq angisuuvoq means 'Piitaq is big' in a general (non-context dependent) sense.