Morphemic form: {miknəq}N (Combinations)
New orthography: minneq
Proto-eskimoic root:
Constituents: {mikə}V + V{nəq}N
Morpheme type: Noun base
Right sandhi: None


Form and usage:

Comparative/superlative of {mikə}V. This stem is a combination of {mikə}V and V{nəq}N with elision of /ə/. This form is lexicalised, but the productive (regular) combination mikineq is also possible.

Declension information

Stem type: Strong q-stem
Declension type: up-declined
Declension sandhi: Weakening ABS.3sg/sg Special forms
New orthography minneq minnerup minnerit minnermut minnera
Phonemic notation miknəq miknərup miknerit miknəqmut miknəra


Meaning Notes
the smaller/smallest