This suffix indicates an outer portion of something/sometime. As bark on a tree, a lid on a jar, a cloth over the something. I also refers to the beginning of a time period or event.
- č̓ʕ, open, unveiled, revealed
- č̓ʕhem – uncover, reveal
- č̓ʕhek̓ʷ – detach outer/upper portion
- pen, time period, event
- pnhep – at the start of some event, time period.