Morphemic form: N{(q)vak}N (Combinations)
New orthography: +paat, -rpaat
Proto-eskimoic root: vaɣ(-)
Variants: N{(q)vaaq}N
Morpheme type: Nominal modifier
Left sandhi: Default (additive, epenthetic or phonotactically truncative)
Right sandhi: None


Declension information

Stem type: Regular k-stem
Declension type: up-declined
Declension sandhi: Regular ABS.3sg/sg Special forms
New orthography +(r)pak +(r)paap +(r)paat +(r)pammut +(r)paa
Phonemic notation (q)vak (q)vaup (q)vait (q)vakmut (q)vaa
Notes on declension:

Given its meaning, this stem is seldom used with singular endings.


Meaning Notes
crowd of N Or 'flock' or 'many' etc. Examples
huge N When used in singular. Note: this usage may be uncommon today, where the affix seems to be used only in plural in the sense of 'crowd', but the singular usage is mentioned in Schultz-Lorentzen (1958).