Morphemic form: V{niaq}N (Combinations)
New orthography: +niaq
Proto-eskimoic root: ni(C)aʀ-
Variants: V{niaq}V
Morpheme type: Nominaliser
Left sandhi: Default (additive, epenthetic or phonotactically truncative)
Right sandhi: None


Form and usage:

A nominal variant of V{niaq}V. It may not be very productive in use, but it does appear in some combinations. It seems to be mostly used to express 'hunt for' in combination with the non-productive affix N{'(t)}V.

Declension information

Stem type: Weak q-stem
Declension type: p-declined
Declension sandhi: Regular ABS.3sg/sg Special forms
New orthography +niaq +niap +niat +niamut +niaa
Phonemic notation niaq niap niat niamut niaa


Meaning Notes
one who tries to Vb Primarily in connexion with verbs for hunting; especially those derived from words for animals with N{'(t)}V. Examples