Morphemic form: {accək}N (Combinations)
New orthography: assik, assinga
Proto-eskimoic root: atə(ði)
Variants: {acci}N
Morpheme type: Noun base
Right sandhi: None


Form and usage:

From {atəði}, according to Fortescue et al. (2010), seemingly with loss of /ə/. Then /atəði/ ⇒ /atəci/ ⇒ /atci/, and /tc/ is then assimilated to /cc/, which is non-standard (usually, /tc/ becomes 'ts'). Thus, to avoid ambiguity, I record the stem as /accək/ rather than /atcək/.

Declension information

Stem type: Strong k-stem
Declension type: up-declined
Declension sandhi: Weakening ABS.3sg/sg Special forms
New orthography assik assingup assingit assimmut assinga
Phonemic notation accək accəŋup accəŋit accəkmut accəŋa
Notes on declension:

This stem declines with nasalation of /k/, according to Schultz-Lorentzen (1951), which is peculiar, since the final vowel is /i/, rather than /ə/, according to Fortescue et al. (2010). I have therefore decided to record this stem as /accək/, rather than /accik/. Today, some of the possessive forms have become lexicalised, but otherwise, this stem is regarded as archaic, and one of the variants is preferred.


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