Grammar » -vik (affix)

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

niri- to eat
nirivik restaurant

 

This affix is irregular when it is added to roots.
It normally can be added directly to roots that end in vowels:
ani-
to exit; to go out
anivik exit; way out
If it is added to a root ending in q, it normally changes the final q to r:
ilinniaq- to learn; to study
ilinniarvik school
When -vik is added to a root ending in t, it normally changes the final t to v:
tikit
to arrive
tikivvik
place of arrival; the event of arriving

Sometimes, however, it will delete final t:

 kiinaujaq + kkut + vik =  kiinaujakkuvik  bank

 

When it is added to a root ending in k, it normally changes the final k to v:

 quviasuk-  to be happy
 Quviasuvvik  Christmas (literally, a time of joy)