VTI – Independent Indicative


1s → 3s ᓂᑲᓇᐙᐸᐦᑌᓐ
1s → 3p ᓂᑲᓇᐙᐸᐦᑌᓐᐦ
2s → 3s ᒋᑲᓇᐙᐸᐦᑌᓐ
2s → 3p ᒋᑲᓇᐙᐸᐦᑌᓐᐦ
3s → 4  ᑲᓇᐙᐸᐦᑕᒻ

1p → 3s ᓂᑲᓇᐙᐸᐦᑌᓈᓐ
1p → 3p ᓂᑲᓇᐙᐸᐦᑌᓈᓐᐦ
21 → 3s ᒋᑲᓇᐙᐸᐦᑌᓈᓇᐤ
21 → 3p ᒋᑲᓇᐙᐸᐦᑌᓈᓇᐤᐦ
2p → 3s ᒋᑲᓇᐙᐸᐦᑌᓈᐙᐤ
2p → 3p ᒋᑲᓇᐙᐸᐦᑌᓈᐙᐤᐦ
3p → 4  ᑲᓇᐙᐸᐦᑕᒧᒡ

4  → 5  ᑲᓇᐙᐸᐦᑕᒥᔨᐤᐦ

3s ᑲᓇᐙᐸᐦᒋᑳᑌᐤ
4s ᑲᓇᐙᐸᐦᒋᑳᑌᔨᐤ

3p ᑲᓇᐙᐸᐦᒋᑳᑌᐤᐦ
4p ᑲᓇᐙᐸᐦᒋᑳᑌᔨᐤᐦ

Note: The Cree language (including the neighbouring East Cree dialects) does not generally mark the plural of objects in TI verbs. Dialects that do exhibit this feature are those whose speakers have sustained close contact with speakers of Anishinabemowin and this is certainly the case with the Waswanipi people. The passive inflection …ᑳᑌ– can also be attributed to the influence of this closely related Algonquian language. The Waswanipi dialect has this passive form in common with the Atikamekw and Moose Cree dialects.


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