Morphemic form: {iŋkək}N
New orthography: ikkik
Proto-eskimoic root: iŋkiʀ
Morpheme type: Noun base
Right sandhi: None


Noun stem

Stem type: Strong k-stem
Declension type: up-declined
Declension sandhi: Weakening ABS.3sg/sg Special forms
New orthography ikkik ikkingup ikkingit ikkimmut ikkinga
Phonemic notation iŋkək iŋkəŋup iŋkəŋit iŋkəkmut iŋkəŋa
Notes on declension:

This stem declines with nasalation, according to Schultz-Lorentzen (1951), even though the final vowel in the stem is /i/, rather than /ə/, according to the CED. Nowadays, it may also decline as a regular k-stem.


Meaning Notes
gum I.e. the tissue in the mouth in which the teeth are embedded.