VTI (Verb Transitive Inanimate)

Transitive Inanimate Verbs (VTI) are verbs with two roles (transitive) filled by an animate subject and an inanimate object.

Observation
ᒥᓯᓂᐦᐊᒻ ᒥᓯᓂᐦᐄᑭᓂᔨᐤ ᓘᓰ Click here to hear this word misiniham misinihiikiniyiu Luci Luci is writing a book
ᐄᔅᑯᐱᑎᒻ ᐅᑖᔅ Click here to hear this word iiskupitim utaas He is pulling up his sock
ᒥᓂᐦᐊᒻ ᒌᔅᑖᔅᐧᑳᓐᐦ Click here to hear this word miniham chiistaaskwaanh She is pulling out nails

VTI verbs can be found in all orders, with all persons. In the Northern dialect, VTI verbs (in their dictionary form) end in -im or -ham. For example ᑭᓂᐧᐋᐱᐦᑎᒻ kiniwaapihtim ‘s/he looks at it’ or ᐅᑖᒥᐦᐊᒻ utaamiham ‘s/he hits it’.

Link to Conjugation Tables. Link to VTI stems.

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