Verbs like ᑭᓂᐧᐋᐱᒫᐤkiniwaapimaau ‘s/he looks at him/her/it’, ᐅᑎᓈᐤutinaau ‘s/he takes him/her/it’, ᐧᐋᐱᐦᑎᔮᐤwaapihtiyaau ‘s/he shows it to him/her’ have a stem ending in m, n or y. The VTA consonant stems are regular when they end in m, n or y.
Many VTA stems end in h. For example, the verb ᓵᒋᐦᐋᐤsaachih-aau ‘s/he loves him/her’ has a stem ending in h.
Stems ending in h trigger a change in the inflection. The short i of the inflection lengthens after the h of the stem. When the inflection with a (normally) short i is added, the short i becomes a long ii.
Junker, M.-O., Salt, L., & MacKenzie, M. (2015). East Cree Verbs (Northern Dialect). [Revised and expanded from 2006 original edition] In The Interactive East Cree Reference Grammar. Retrieved from [URL]
Marie-Odile Junker, Luci Salt and Marguerite MacKenzie. East Cree Verbs (Northern Dialect). [Revised and expanded from 2006 original edition] In The Interactive East Cree Reference Grammar. 2015. Web. [date]
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