DICTIONARY OF UTKUHIKSALINGMIUT INUKTITUT POSTBASE SUFFIXES.
These are followed by a short Introduction that presents the Utkuhiksalingmiut dialect, its linguistic structure, and the underlying method of the book, explaining that the Dictionary of Utkuhiksalingmiut Inuktitut Postbase Suffixes is the first volume of a two-part dictionary, the second of which will deal with Utkuhiksalingmiut roots.
It lists more than 600 postbase suffixes; that is, elements of the word that occur after its initial root, modifying or adding extra information to this base.
This postbase is similar to the adversative particle tagax (although a historical connection has not been shown):
Sequential clauses, however, are invariably chained, without a coordinating particle, as in example (43) (see also example (2)), and sometimes the sequential nature can be made explicit with the use of the cessative postbase -qada- or its independent form, aqadagu- 'after that' (with the appropriate person ending and the negative enclitic; examples (44-45)).
Yepez said this was the stately house beside the White House, the official residence of Philippine presidents in postbases
There are alphabetized sections on word stems, postbases
, word endings of verbs and nouns, and enclitics, which precede 31 appendices covering, inter alia, such topics as inflection, roots and stems, kinship terms, ice and snow terms, time, location, counting, and names.
The first volume contains the introduction--which includes discussions of sounds and spelling and phonology and orthography, and dialects--and a Yup'ik-English dictionary of base words; the second contains postbases
, endings, enclitics, appendices, and an English-to-Yup'ik index.
Yup'ik is an agglutinative language, in which base words change and become more subtle through the addition of postbases
(or modifying suffixes), generally one or two, though half a dozen is not unusual.