|ᒥᓯᓈᓲ ᓅᔑᔑᒥᔥ||misinaasuu nuushishimish||My grandchild’s name is on the list|
|ᐅᐧᐋᔨᑳᐴ ᑌᐃᓰ ᒑ ᓃᒥᑦ||uwaayikaapuu Daisy chaa niimit||Daisy stands ready to dance|
|ᐅᑖᒥᑭᒋᔖᔑᓐ ᐧᒑᓐ||utaamikichishaashin John||John falls on his behind|
Animate intransitive verbs are verbs with usually one role (intransitive) filled by an animate subject.
Some VAI verbs have a VII partner that is spelled and pronounced the same. Most of these end in -piyiu.
|ᐧᐋᒋᐱᔨᐤ ᓃᐱᓰ||waachipiyiu niipisii||VII||The willow (inanimate) is bent|
|ᐧᐋᒋᐱᔨᐤ ᒥᔥᑎᒄ||waachipiyiu mishtikw||VAI||The tree (animate) is bent|
|ᐧᐋᒋᐱᔨᐤ ᒥᔥᑎᒄ||waachipiyiu mishtikw||VII||The stick (inanimate) is bent|
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