Morphemic form: {nalək}N
New orthography: nalik, nalinga, nalinganut
Proto-eskimoic root: nalə-
Variants: {nalə}N
Morpheme type: Noun base
Right sandhi: None



See also the variant {nalÉ™}N, which historically is the same stem, but which declines without a final /k/, and has attained a somewhat different meaning. Historically, the meaning seems to be 'something corresponding to Possessor' in value or time (where the latter meaning is covered by {nalÉ™}N).

Noun stem

Stem type: Strong k-stem
Declension type: up-declined
Declension sandhi: Weakening ABS.3sg/sg Special forms
New orthography nalik nalingup nalingit nalimmut nalinga
Phonemic notation nalək naləŋup naləŋit naləkmut naləŋa
Notes on declension:

Today, this stem is usually used with possessive endings. However, Schultz-Lorentzen (1951) also records the unmarked ergative forms nalingup, nalingit.


Meaning Notes
value Usually with possessive endings, i.e. nalinga 'its value' (or price). Examples