Morphemic form: {kəjinaq}N
New orthography: kiinaq, kiinni
Proto-eskimoic root: kəɣinaʀ
Morpheme type: Noun base
Right sandhi: None



The new orthography form of this stem is kiinaq, but I have chosen to record it as {kəjinaq}N, since the first /i/ historically is a /ə/, according to the CED, and with a separating consonant /ɣ/, which then must have been weakened to /j/, thus becoming inaudible.

Noun stem

Stem type: Weak q-stem
Declension type: p-declined
Declension sandhi: Gemination
Gemination type: /n/ => /nn/ ABS.3sg/sg Special forms
New orthography kiinaq kiinnap kiinnat kiinnamut kiinaa kiinni (ABS.4sg/sg)
Phonemic notation kəjinaq kəjinnap kəjinnat kəjinnamut kəjinaa kiinni (ABS.4sg/sg)
Notes on declension:

This stem has non-standard gemination of /n/ to /nn/. Note also the special, archaic ABS.4sg/sg form kiinni, also triggering gemination.


Meaning Notes