Morphemic form: N{-kapsak}N (Combinations)
New orthography: -kasik
Proto-eskimoic root: kapcak(-)
Variants: N{-kasik}N, V{-kapsak}V
Morpheme type: Nominal modifier
Left sandhi: Sandhi-truncative
Right sandhi: None


Form and usage:

This is the common form of this affix in North Greenland, whereas the variant N{-kasik}N is more common in the rest of West Greenland. The affix seems to be used in an almost exclamatory sense, and thus mostly (or only?) in the Absolutive singular.

Declension information

Stem type: Regular k-stem
Declension type: up-declined
Declension sandhi: Regular
Notes on declension:

The declension is not documented anywhere but it is presumably regular with up-declension. The affix seems to be seldom used outside of the Absolutive singular, so we omit the declension pattern.


Meaning Notes
bad/poor/pathetic N Can be used to signal modesty. With names, the meaning is a mixture of endearment and disdain. Examples