All chunks except bases are either truncating or additive.
Truncating chunks delete the preceding consonant (if there is one). The slash symbol serves to indicate that a chunk is truncating.
The noun ending /it is truncating. Thus, when /it is added to the noun base inuk, the final k of inuk is deleted:
inuk /it → inu-it
Additive chunks do not delete the preceding consonant (if there is one). The plus symbol serves to indicate that a chunk is additive.
The noun ending +mut is additive. Thus, when +mut is added to the noun base inuk, the final k of inuk is not deleted. It is only transformed into m:
inuk +mut → inum-mut
A small number of chunks delete a preceding t but do not delete a preceding k or q. This is the case of ±sima-, ±tit- and ±taq.
- tikit– ±sima- → tiki-sima-
- itiq– ±sima- → itir-sima-
- tupak– ±sima- → tupat-sima-