Morphemic form: V{nəqcaq}N (Combinations)
New orthography: +nersaq
Proto-eskimoic root:
Constituents: V{nəq}N + N{taq}N
Morpheme type: Nominaliser
Left sandhi: ə-eliding (additive)
Right sandhi: None


Form and usage:

This affix is an extension of superlative V{nəq}N with a morpheme {caq}, which historically may be the same as partitive N{taq}N, although the form here is unexplained in Fortescue et al. (2010). Given the partitive meaning of this affix, we shall record this as a combination of the aforementioned morphemes, albeit with the caveat that the change of /t/ to /c/ is unexplained.

Left sandhi:

The first morpheme in this combination is V{nəq}N, so this affix it inherits the ə-eliding left-sandhi of this morpheme. See that for examples of ə-elision.

Declension information

Stem type: Weak q-stem
Declension type: Undefined
Declension sandhi: Regular
Notes on declension:

This form is normally only used with possessive endings, or verbalised with the 'verbal possessive' affix N{-gə}V.


Meaning Notes
the most Vb'ing (of N) Usually with possessive endings with plural possessor to denote the group from which the most Vb'ing is pointed out. Examples