VII (Verb Inanimate Intransitive)

Inanimate Intransitive verbs are verbs with only one role (intransitive) filled by an inanimate subject.

Observation
ᒌᓈᐤ Click here to hear this word chiinaau It is pointed
ᒌᓈᐱᔅᑳᐤ ᒨᐦᑯᒫᓐ Click here to hear this word chiinaapiskaau muuhkumaan It is a pointed knife
ᐧᐄᐦᑭᓐ Click here to hear this word wiihkin It is tasty
ᐧᐄᐦᑭᓐ ᐱᒥᐦᑳᓐ Click here to hear this word wiihkin pimihkaan The pemmican is tasty

Some inanimate intransitive verbs do not take nominal subjects. They express seasons, times of day, the weather, and geographical features.

ᐧᐋᓵᔅᑯᓐ Click here to hear this word waasaaskun It is a clear day
ᔫᑎᓐ Click here to hear this word yuutin It is windy

VII verbs can be found in all the conjunct and the independent orders. They have only third person inflection (proximate and obviative, singular and plural) and no imperative, since imperative requires second person.

Paradigm example: Inanimate Intransitive verb (VII)

Actor Word Translation
0 ᐧᐄᐦᑭᓐ Click here to hear this word wiihkin It is tasty
0p ᐧᐄᐦᑭᓐᐦ Click here to hear this word wiihkinh They are tasty
0′ ᐧᐄᐦᑭᓂᔨᐤ ᐅᐱᒥᐦᑳᓂᒻ Click here to hear this word wiihkiniyiu upimihkaanim. His pemmican is tasty
0’p ᐧᐄᐦᑭᓂᔨᐤᐦ ᐅᒦᓂᒻᐦ Click here to hear this word wiihkiniyiuh umiinimh. His berries are tasty

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