Morphemic form: {kənlək}N
New orthography: killik, killeq, killinga
Proto-eskimoic root: kənlə
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 killik killingup killingit killimmut killinga killeq (
Phonemic notation kənlək kənləŋup kənləŋit kənləkmut kənləŋa kənləq (
Notes on declension:

This stem declines with nasalation of /k/. However, nowadays this stem is seldom used, except with possessive endings; i.e. killinga, killingi etc., as a spatial/directional noun used to denote the area at the border/edge of an entity, or with affixes, e.g. killeqarfik, 'border' (of a country). For the absolutive singular, there seems to be a preference for treating the stem as q-final instead; i.e. killeq, rather than the k-final form, which makes this stem appear unpredictably irregular.


Meaning Notes
border Examples
edge Examples