Grammar » 18. The Affix -vik

-vik is an affix that is added to a verb to indicate a time or place where an action takes place:

niri- nirivik
to eat dining room

This affix is irregular when it is added to roots.

It normally can be added directly to roots that end in vowels:
ani- anivik
to go out exit; way out
If it is added to a root ending in q, it normally changes the final q to r:
pulaaq- pulaarvik
to visit living room
When -vik is added to a root ending in t or k it normally changes the finalor k to v:
tikit- tikivvik
to arrive place of arrival; the event of arriving
quviasuk- quviasuvvik
to be happy Christmas (time of happiness)

 

Sometimes, however, vik will delete final t:

uqalimaagaq + kkut + vik = uqalimaagakkuvik
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