Morphemic form: N{(q)luinnaq}N (Combinations)
New orthography: +luinnaq, -rluinnaq
Proto-eskimoic root:
Constituents: V{(l)luaq}V + N{-(g)innaq}N
Variants: V{(l)luinnaq}V
Morpheme type: Nominal modifier
Left sandhi: Default (additive, epenthetic or phonotactically truncative)
Right sandhi: None


Form and usage:

This affix is a nominal variant of V{(l)luinnaq}V. It is similarly formed through combination of {l(l)u(C)aʀ-} and {ŋinnaʀ(-)}, i.e. V{(l)luaq}V and N{-(g)innaq}N, where the latter has caused /aq/ to drop from the former. Curiously, V{(l)luaq}V is here used on nominal stems, even though this usage appear outside of this special combination affix. This may also explain why the epenthetic consonant here is (q), rather than (l) as in the verbal affix V{(l)luaq}V.

Declension information

Stem type: Regular q-stem
Declension type: up-declined
Declension sandhi: Regular ABS.3sg/sg Special forms
New orthography +(r)luinnaq +(r)luinnaap +(r)luinnaat +(r)luinnarmut +(r)luinnaa
Phonemic notation (q)luinnaq (q)luinnaup (q)luinnait (q)luinnaqmut (q)luinnaa
Notes on declension:

The rightmost morpheme is N{-innaq}N, so this affix declines similarly, i.e. as a regular q-stem (which is rare).


Meaning Notes
complete(ly) N It seem to be used in particular with the special quantitative pronouns {tamaq}N and {kəsi}N. Examples