Morphemic form: {sinirijak}N
New orthography: sineriak, sinerissat
Proto-eskimoic root: ciniʀ-, cinə
Morpheme type: Noun base
Right sandhi: None



This stem is derived from {sinə}, according to the CED, possibly with {liʀ}, where /əl/ is dropped, as with replacivity. The final part /i(C)ak/ is unexplained, so the origin of the geminating consonant is unknown. See also {kəkijak}N, which seems to end on the same morpheme and behaves similar; there, the final part is /yaɣ/, which thus suggests that the CED-form of this morpheme should be {siniʀyaɣ}, albeit this form is not recorded therein.

Noun stem

Stem type: Weak k-stem
Declension type: p-declined
Declension sandhi: Gemination
Gemination type: /j/ => /cc/ ABS.3sg/sg Special forms
New orthography sineriak sinerissap sinerissat sinerissamut sineriaa
Phonemic notation sinirijak sinirijjap sinirijjat sinirijjamut sinirijaa


Meaning Notes