Morphemic form: V{galuaq}N (Combinations)
New orthography: -gigalui, -ugaluaq
Proto-eskimoic root: ɣaluaq-
Variants: V{galuaq}V
Morpheme type: Nominaliser
Left sandhi: Default (additive, epenthetic or phonotactically truncative)
Right sandhi: aq-dropping


Form and usage:

The root of this affix is presumably the same as V{galuaq}V. However, as a nominalising stem, it is only used after the two 'copula' affixes N{-u}V 'is' and N{-gə}V 'have as'. When following N{-u}V, it never takes possessive endings. Conversely, when following N{-gə}V, it is only used with possessive endings.

Declension information

Stem type: Weak q-stem
Declension type: up-declined
Declension sandhi: Regular ABS.3sg/sg Special forms
New orthography +galuaq +galuup +galuit +galuamut +galua
Notes on declension:

The stem declines regularly as a weak q-stem with consonant-initial endings, but with drop of /aq/ before vowel-initial endings. Furthermore, this stem is up-declined, which thus also causes /aq/ to drop. In other words, with consonant-initial endings, it behaves like a weak q-stem, but with vowel-initial endings it behaves like a regular k-stem {galuk}. Very few other stems decline in this peculiar way: most notably N{(q)cuaq}N and N{ŋŋuaq}N.


Meaning Notes
former N where N here refers to the noun stem incorporated by either N{-u}V or N{-gə}V. Examples