Nouns with Locative inflection

Observation
ᐊᔅᑐᑎᓐ Click here to hear this word astutin a hat
ᐊᔅᑐᑎᓂᐦᒡ Click here to hear this word astutinihch in a hat

In the above example, the word astutin bears a suffix -ihch, when we want to talk about a place / location. This is called the LOCATIVE suffix.

The locative suffix is -ihch.

ᐸᔨᒌᔅ Click here to hear this word payichiis a pair of pants
ᐸᒌᓯᐦᒡ Click here to hear this word payichiisihch in a pair of pants
ᐙᔅᑳᐦᐄᑲᓐ Click here to hear this word waaskaahiikan a house
ᐙᔅᑳᐦᐄᑲᓂᐦᒡ Click here to hear this word waaskaahiikanihch in a house

For humans, the locative suffix is -inaahch, or for Coastal dialects, -iyiyuu, which means ‘amongst, in’.

ᐄᓅ Click here to hear this word iinuu a person (aboriginal)
ᐄᓃᓈᐦᒡ Click here to hear this word iiniinaahch in the aboriginal community
ᐌᒥᔥᑎᑰᓰᐤ   wemishtikuusiiu a white person
ᐌᒥᑎᑰᓰᓈᐦᒡ   wemishtikuusiinaahch amongst the white people

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See Paradigm Tables and Stem Shapes for more examples of how various nouns inflect for number, gender, obviative and locative.

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