Independent Indirect Subjective (#06)

Observation
ᐃᔥᑭ ᒧᐧᐃᓱᑭᑎᑳ᙮ ishki muwisutikaa. It looks like she is picking berries in the distance.

The Independent Indirect Subjective conjugation (#06) is used to talk about dreams or appearances that are perceived at a distance, indirectly. One finds out out indirectly or after the fact.

These verb forms can combine with the past preverb. In the following example, the speaker was far away from the the person he is talking about, when he understood that she was picking berries. When he passed by, he was not aware of her or of what she was doing.

ᐃᔥᑭ ᒌᐦ ᒧᐧᐃᓱᑭᑎᑳ᙮
ishki chiih muwisukitikaa.
It looked as she was picking berries in the distance/ She could have been picking berries (when I passed by).

In this example, the speaker’s only evidence is indirect: it is the sound of the kisses.

ᐃᔥᑭ ᔑᐧᐋᔨᒫᔥᑎᑳ ᐊᓂᔮᐦ ᐅᔑᔑᒥᔥᐦ ᑳ ᐄᐧᑖᐧᐋᐦᑎᑖᐧᐃᑦ ᐋᐦ ᐅᒑᒫᑦ᙮
ishki shiwaayimaashtikaa aniyaah ushishimish h kaa iitwaawaahtitaawit aah uchaamaat.
You can tell s/he really loves her/his grandchild by the kissing sounds s/he makes (at a distance).

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.

Link to Conjugation Tables

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