Nouns with Vocative inflection

Observation
ᓂᒧᔓᒻ Click here to hear this word nimushum my grandfather
ᓂᒧᔔ Click here to hear this word nimushuu grandfather!
ᓂᒧᔓᒥᑐᒄ Click here to hear this word nimushumitukw grandfathers!

When one speaks to someone and addresses them, there is a special suffix -itukw that shows up in the plural. In the singular, the end of the word can change. This is called vocative.

ᓂᒥᔅ Click here to hear this word nimis my older sister
ᓂᒥᓵ Click here to hear this word nimisaa (older) sister!
ᓂᒥᓯᑐᒄ Click here to hear this word nimisitukw (older) sisters!
ᓅᐦᑯᒻ Click here to hear this word nuuhkum my grandmother
ᓅᐦᑰ Click here to hear this word nuuhkuu grandmother!
ᓅᐦᑯᒥᑐᒄ Click here to hear this word nuuhkumitukw grandmothers!
ᓅᐦᑖᐧᐄ Click here to hear this word nuuhtaawii my father
ᓅᐦᑖ Click here to hear this word nuuhtaa father!
ᓅᐦᑖᐧᐄᑐᒄ Click here to hear this word nuuhtaawiitukw fathers!
ᓂᑳᐧᐄ Click here to hear this word nikaawii my mother
ᓈᑳ Click here to hear this word naakaa mother!
ᓈᑳᑐᒄ Click here to hear this word naakaatukw mothers!
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