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



Straightforward combination of intransitive participle V{ðuq}N and copula N{-u}V. This combination is only used with stems of state (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 stems of state 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.