This paper analyzes -lIK, a productive suffix in Modern Uyghur. In the literature, -lIK
has been treated from morphological or syntactic perspectives. The present paper examines both of these two aspects of -lIK. Particularly, I point out that while words suffixed with -lIK are registered in the lexicon as such, the verbal stem to which -lIK attaches can still preserve its syntactic function.