Grammar » -gusut-/-rusut- (affix)

The affix -gusut- / -rusut- is attached to verbs to describe:

1. Emotions or feelings

nalligusuttuq He loves; he feels love.
titsigusuttuq He finds something amusing.
kanngusuttuq She is feeling shy.

 



2. The need for, or the desire to do something:

imirusuttunga I am thirsty.
pisugusuttugut We feel like walking.

Note that -gusuk- changes to -rusuk- when the affix is added to a stem ending in q:

mamaq + rusut + tuq = mamarusuktuq
  He/she finds something tasty.