Morphemic form: V{-utə}N
New orthography: -ut
Proto-eskimoic root: -un
Variants: V{ccutə}N, V{'-tə}N, V{sautə}N
Morpheme type: Nominaliser
Left sandhi: Sandhi-truncative
Right sandhi: None


Left sandhi:

This affix may cause a stem-final /aq/ to drop. Furthermore, the variant form V{ccutə}N may also be used in the same sense as this affix when following a (long?) vowel. It is not clear exactly when this happens, but it may be simply an alternative to injecting an epenthetic /j/ when required by phonotactics (which does not seem to be used). In that case, this affix could be described as injecting /cc/ rather than /j/ with phonotactic epenthesis. According to the CED; this may also happen on t-stems, but I have not found any examples attesting this.

Note also that this affix will not remove a final /q/, but rather weaken it to /r/, if the stem ends in /əq/. This may also happen, if the stem ends in /VVq/, and thus be an alternative to injecting /cc/.

Noun stem

Stem type: tə-stem
Declension type: p-declined
Declension sandhi: Regular ABS.3sg/sg Special forms
New orthography -ut -utip -utit -utimut -utaa
Phonemic notation -utə -utəp -utət -utəmut -utəa


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