Morphemic form: {kanijuq}N
New orthography: kanioq
Proto-eskimoic root: kanayu(ʀ)
Variants: {kanajuq}N
Morpheme type: Noun base
Right sandhi: None


Noun stem

Stem type: Weak q-stem
Declension type: p-declined
Declension sandhi: Gemination
Gemination type: /j/ => /ss/ ABS.3sg/sg Special forms
New orthography kanioq kanissup kanissut kanissumut kaniua
Phonemic notation kanijuq kanissup kanissut kanissumut kanijua
Notes on declension:

This stem has an irregular type of gemination, of /j/ ⇒ /ss/, instead of the usual /cc/ as predicted by the sound rules.


Meaning Notes
arctic sculpin a type of bottom-dwelling fish