Morphemic form: {aqvinəq}N (Combinations)
New orthography: arfineq, arferngat
Proto-eskimoic root: aʀvaɣ, aʀvin(ə)ləɣ
Constituents: {aqvak}N + N{-li}V + V{nəq}N
Morpheme type: Noun base
Right sandhi: None


Form and usage:

According to Fortescue et al. (2010), this stem is derived from {aʀvaɣ}, 'edge of the hand', with N{-li}V, with replacivity which causes the final /aɣ/ to drop, together with the inital /l/, and then followed by V{nəq}N.

Declension information

Stem type: Strong q-stem
Declension type: up-declined
Declension sandhi: Metathesis ABS.3sg/sg Special forms
New orthography arfineq arferngup arferngit arfinermut arfernga
Phonemic notation aqvinəq aqviqnup aqviqnit aqvinəqmut aqviqna


Meaning Notes
six This is the number 6. It is only used for counting and telling the time. For the quantity, which is used for naming anything consisting of 6 parts (e.g. years, months, days), see {aqvinələk}N. Note that this number is singular, even though the meaning is plural. Examples