Morphemic form: V{-rijaq}N (Combinations)
New orthography: -riaq, -rissat
Proto-eskimoic root: yaʀ
Morpheme type: Nominaliser
Left sandhi: Sandhi-truncative
Right sandhi: None


Form and usage:

This affix is no longer used productively, but it is found in a number of lexicalised combinations, even sometimes also following a noun stem. It may even also appear as {gijaq} in a few of these lexicalisations, e.g. pattagiaq, 'church organ'. The verbal base here is {pattak}V, 'to play the organ' (by striking the keys), so it may be that the g-initial form is/was used on old k-stems (also written with g in the old orthography, i.e. pátagpoĸ).

Declension information

Stem type: Weak q-stem
Declension type: p-declined
Declension sandhi: Gemination
Gemination type: /j/ => /cc/ ABS.3sg/sg Special forms
New orthography -riaq -rissap -rissat -rissamut -riaa
Phonemic notation -rijaq -rijjap -rijjat -rijjamut -rijaa


Meaning Notes
place/thing where one must Vb The affix is not productive and the meaning is somewhat obscure. Examples