Morphemic form: V{ŋŋuaqci}N (Combinations)
New orthography: -nnguarsi
Proto-eskimoic root:
Constituents: V{ŋŋuaq}V + {?}
Morpheme type: Nominaliser
Left sandhi: Default (additive, epenthetic or phonotactically truncative)
Right sandhi: None


Form and usage:

This affix is a lexicalised construction used to form a kind of exclamation. It is only used as the final affix in a stem, and with the particle qanga (or the combination qangali) immediately preceding the verb. Although the form here is recorded as nominal, it is actually unclear whether it should be regarded as a noun or a verb stem, since it is never used with any endings. It is therefore presumably also only used with avalent or monovalent stems, since there are no person person markers to indicate who does what.

The first component in the combination is the verbal form of V{ŋŋuaq}V, but the final segment /ci/ is unidentified.

Declension information

Stem type: Vowel-stem
Declension type: Undefined
Declension sandhi: Irregular
Notes on declension:

The affix is only used in an exclamatory way, and hence never declined. Thus, we do not record a declension pattern.


Meaning Notes
oh wow, how Vb it is! A lexicalised expression used in conjunction with the particle qanga or the combination qangali. There is seemingly no difference in meaning. Examples