Morphemic form: N{-ucaaq}N (Combinations)
New orthography: -usaaq, -asaaq, -jusaaq
Proto-eskimoic root: ŋ(ŋ)uðaʀ(-)
Variants: N{-ucaaq}V, V{-ucaaq}V, N{-ucaq}N
Morpheme type: Nominal modifier
Left sandhi: Sandhi-truncative
Right sandhi: None


Form and usage:

Nominal variant of N{-ucaaq}V. According to Fortescue et al. (2010), they derive from two different morphemes, which however presumably are related. In any case, they have the same form in Greenlandic, which may also have lead to their meanings becoming more similar/influenced by each other.

Declension information

Stem type: Weak q-stem
Declension type: p-declined
Declension sandhi: Regular ABS.3sg/sg Special forms
New orthography -usaaq -usaap -usaat -usaamut -usaaa
Phonemic notation -ucaaq -ucaap -ucaat -ucaamut -ucaaa


Meaning Notes
something resembling N Or 'looks like', 'imitates' etc. Examples