Morphemic form: V{ðaq}V
New orthography: +sarpoq, +tarpoq
Proto-eskimoic root: ðaʀ-
Morpheme type: Verbal modifier
Left sandhi: Default (additive, epenthetic or phonotactically truncative)
Right sandhi: None



If this affix takes the form -sar- (as it regularly does on a vowel stem), and if it is followed by passive participle V{-ðaq}N, then it is is duplicated, such that we get the form -sartagaq.

Negating this affix with V{ŋŋit}V will just mean that the verbal action is not habitual, but the subject might still Vb. To express that the subject never Vb, use the 'pseudo'-affix V{nəq ajuq}V instead.

Verb stem

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


Meaning Notes
recurring/habitual Vb This affix is used whenever an action is recurring/habitual, as opposed to occurring only once. It is often used to express a trait of the subject, such as e.g. 'a smoker' (one who habitually smokes), or 'a coffee-drinker' (one who habitually drinks coffee). It is also always used on the main clause, whenever you have a subordinate clause in the iterative mood (i.e., whenever you wish to express 'whenever'). Examples