Morphemic form: V{nəqcaq}N
New orthography: +nersaq
Morpheme type: Nominaliser
Left sandhi: ə-eliding (additive)
Right sandhi: None



This affix is an extension of superlative V{nəq}N, with a morpheme {caq}, which historically may be the same as N{taq}N 'part', although the form here is unexplained in the CED.

Left sandhi:

The first morpheme in this combination is V{nəq}N, so this affix it inherits the ə-eliding left-sandhi of this morpheme. See that for examples of ə-elision.

Noun stem

Stem type: Weak q-stem
Declension type: Undefined
Declension sandhi: Regular
Notes on declension:

This form is normally only used with possessive endings, or verbalised with N{-gə}V.


Meaning Notes
the most Vb'ing (of N) Usually with possessive endings with plural possessor to denote the group from which the most Vb'ing is pointed out. Examples