Morphemic form: {aavəq}N (Combinations)
New orthography: aaveq
Proto-eskimoic root: ayvəʀ
Morpheme type: Noun base
Right sandhi: None


Form and usage:

This stem was written auveĸ in the old orthography, but this seems to be spurious, maybe due to a confusion with {auvəq}N, to which it is not at all related, according to Fortescue et al. (2010).

Declension information

Stem type: Strong q-stem
Declension type: up-declined
Declension sandhi: Metathesis ABS.3sg/sg Special forms
New orthography aaveq aarrup aarrit aavermut aarra
New orthography aaveq aarfup aarfit aavermut aarra
Phonemic notation aavəq aaqvup aaqvit aavəqmut aaqva
Notes on declension:

The stem displays metathesis, where the metathesised consonant cluster /qv/ can be realised as either [ff] or [χχ]. However, the forms with [χχ] seem to be the preferred for possessive endings.


Meaning Notes