Morphemic form: V{'-vik}N (Combinations)
New orthography: -vik
Proto-eskimoic root: ðviɣ
Variants: V{(v)vik}N
Morpheme type: Nominaliser
Left sandhi: Geminating (truncative, may cause gemination in the stem)
Right sandhi: Assibilation


Form and usage:

A mostly non-productive variant of V{(v)vik}N, which however is used in a number of lexicalised constructions. It also seems to be preferred when the the Language Secretariat is creating new lexicalisations of technical terms; possibly to allow them to be distinguished from similarly constructed words with a more general meaning. It is seemingly seldom used on consonant stems (but see the examples ingerlatsivik and Upernavik).

Left sandhi:

The affix will geminate a single consonant in the stem.

Declension information

Stem type: Regular k-stem
Declension type: up-declined
Declension sandhi: Regular ABS.3sg/sg Special forms
New orthography -vik -viup -viit -vimmut -via
Phonemic notation '-vik '-viup '-viit '-vikmut '-via


Meaning Notes
place where one Vb Examples
time when one Vb's This meaning is less common than 'place'. Examples