Independent Indicative Neutral – Subjective (#02)

Observation
ᐃᔥᑭ ᐧᐋᐱᒫᐧᐋ᙮ ishki waapimaawaa. It is/was as if she is/was seeing him.

The Independent Indicative Neutral-Subjective (#02) is used to talk about dreams or appearance.

The characteristic of this conjugation is that it is always preceded by the particle ishki. It describes things that happen in a dream or in a dream-like state.

Examples:

ᑭᔮᐦ ᒫᒃ ᐊᓐ ᑯᑎᒃ ᐋ ᐃᓯᓈᑯᓯᑦ ᐧᐋᒋᓈᑭᓐ ᐃᔥᑭ ᒋᐧᓈᔅᑯᓯᐧᐋ ᑯᑎᒃ ᐃᔥᑭ ᐱᑎᐧᑳᔅᑯᓯᐧᐋ ᐃᓯᓈᑯᓯᐤ᙮ ᐋᐅᒄ ᒫᒃ ᐊᓐ ᓂᔮᓂᑎᐧᐋᐱᒫᑭᓂᐧᐃᑦ ᐊᓵᒥᒡ ᐋ ᐅᔑᐦᐋᑭᓂᐅᐧᐃᒡ ᐊᓐ ᐃᔥᑭ ᑎᐦᐧᑳᔅᑯᓯᐧᐋᐤ ᐋ ᐃᓯᓈᑯᓯᑦ ᑭᔮᐦ ᐊᓂᔮ ᐋ ᐧᐄᐦᐄᒑᔅᑯᐧᐃᑦ ᐃᔥᑭ ᐧᐋᓵᔮᔅᑯᓯᐧᐋ ᐋ ᐃᓯᓈᑯᓯᑦ᙮
kiyâh mâk an kutik â isinâkusit wâchinâkin ishki chinwâskusiwâ kutik ishki pitikwâskusiwâ isinâkusiu. âukw mâk an niyânitiwâpimâkiniwit asâmich â ushihâkiniuwich an ishki tihkwâskusiwâu â isinâkusit kiyâh aniyâ â wîhîchâskuwit ishki wâsâyâskusiwâ â isinâkusit.
(Sandy_Masty_2006-00025)
Looking at the tamarack, some look tall and others look short. This is the kind of tree that you look for when making snowshoes, the one that looks short and its bark looks light.

 

ᐋᑎ ᐅᐧᐋᔨᐱᐧᐃᒡ, ᐃᔨᑖᐤ᙮ ᓈᔥᒡ ᓂᑎ ᐃᔥᑭ ᓯᒋᔮᔥᑭᐧᐋᐅᒌ᙮ ᐱᔮᒋ ᓈᔑᒡ, ᐃᔨᑖᐤ᙮ ᐊᐧᑳᔑᒡ, ᐃᔨᑖᐤ, ᓂᒧᔔ ᑎᐹᒋᒧᐦ ᒫ, ᓂᑎᑯᒡ, ᐃᔨᑖᐤ᙮
âti uwâyipiwich, iyitâu. nâshch niti ishki sichiyâshkiwâwichî. piyâchi nâshich, iyitâu. akwâshich, iyitâu, nimushû tipâchimuh mâ, nitikuch, iyitâu.
(CD08Track01CouncilofElders-00007)
When I sat down, he said (about them). It seemed to me that they were very glad to see me. They came over to me, he said (about them). They said to me, he said (about them), Grandfather, tell a story, they said to me, he said (about them).

As we see in the above example, the verb form ishki sichiyâshkiwâwichî ends in chî, but could also end in châ. A variation between the endings châ and chî, and and  may be found in the subjective conjugations (#02 and #06) when an obviative person (4) is involved. This variation is not represented in the Conjugation Tables.

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