aaffappoq

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Greenlandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Greenlandic aaveq (walrus) +‎ -t (catch)[1], from Proto-Eskimo *ajvǝʁ. Compare Inuinnaqtun aiviqtuq ("to get a walrus").

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

aaffappoq

  1. to capture a walrus
    • (2014), Tamanut, issue 17, Sermitsiaq
      Maannakkut aamma piniagassaqaraluarpoq. Qanittumi avannatsinnut sikup sinaanut qimussimik piniariaratta, marlunnik aaffappugut.
      A few days ago we were on a dog sledding trip out at the edge of the ice, where we caught two walruses.

Further reading[edit]

  • oqaasileriffik
  • Lorentzen, S. Den grønlandske ordbog, at oqaasileriffik.gl
  • DAKA
  • Starostin, George (ed.) 2011-2019. The Global Lexicostatistical Database, Moscow: Higher School of Economics, & Santa Fe: Santa Fe Institute. Available online at http://starling.rinet.ru/new100/
  • Nunavut Arctic College (NAC) (2010). Inuinnaqtun\English Dictionary. Kitikmeot Heritage Society.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The suffix -t is assimilated before adding the C-stem verbal ending (-poq), transforming it into -ppoq.