Morphemic form: V{saaq}V (Combinations)
New orthography: +saarpaa, +saarivoq
Proto-eskimoic root: car-
Variants: V{saq}V
Morpheme type: Verbal modifier
Left sandhi: Default (additive, epenthetic or phonotactically truncative)
Right sandhi: None


Form and usage:

This affix is a variant of V{saq}V with seemingly the same meaning, although it may have stronger connotations of 'try to', perhaps implying a more deliberate attempt. It increases the valency of the stem by adding a new Agent to the relation: see the entry for the variant V{saq}V for details, since the present affix works similarly. Note however that V{saaq}V seems to be more commonly used with intransitive form, without an intervening HTR-morpheme, than V{saq}V. In such cases, the meaning changes to 'Actor tries to Vb', which may be construed as a reflexive construction (Actor tries to cause/make himself be Vb'ing).

Verb stem

Right sandhi: Regular
Valency: Valency-increasing
Diathesis: Reflexive/reciprocal (BP)
HTR-morpheme: {ði}
HTR-stem: V{saari}V


Meaning Notes
Agent tries to cause/make Patient Vb Examples