Noun Stems ending with a consonant + w

Nouns ending with a soft or hidden -u (-w)

Some nouns have an -u that appears in some endings, instead of an -i. This is because their stem has a very soft -u which is not heard, nor written in the singular.

ᒨᔅ muus(w) (na) moose
3 ᒨᔅ Click here to hear this word muus
3p ᒨᓱᒡ Click here to hear this word muusuch
3′ / 3’p ᒨᓱᐦ Click here to hear this word muusuh
LOC ᒨᓱᐦᒡ Click here to hear this word muusuhch
DIM ᒨᔓᔥ muushush
POSS ᓂᒨᓱᒻ nimuusum
ᐊᑎᒻ atim(w) (na) dog
3 ᐊᑎᒻ Click here to hear this word atim
3p ᐊᑎᒧᒡ Click here to hear this word atimuch
3′ / 3’p ᐊᑎᒻ Click here to hear this word atimh
LOC ᐊᑎᒧᐦᒡ Click here to hear this word atimuhch
DIM ᐊᑎᒧᔥ atimush

The possessive form of ᐊᑎᒻ atim uses another stem: ᒻᐦ utemh (see word formation).

Nouns ending with -kw

These nouns have an -u that appears in the endings, instead of an -i. The -w of the stem ending -kw turns into a -u.

ᒥᔥᑎᒄ mishtikw (na) tree
3 ᒥᔥᑎᒄ Click here to hear this word mishtikw
3p ᒥᔥᑎᑯᒡ Click here to hear this word mishtikuch
3′ / 3’p ᒥᔥᑎᒄᐦ Click here to hear this word mishtikuh
LOC ᒥᔥᑎᑯᐦᒡ Click here to hear this word mishtikuhch
DIM ᒥᔥᒋᑯᔥ mishchikush
POSS ᓂᒥᔥᑎᑯᒻ nimishtikum
ᐅᑖᐹᓈᔅᒄ utaapaanaaskw (na) sled
3 ᐅᑖᐹᓈᔅᒄ Click here to hear this word utaapaanaaskw
3p ᐅᑖᐹᓈᔅᑯᒡ Click here to hear this word utaapaanaaskuch
3′ / 3’p ᐅᑖᐹᓈᔅᑯᐦ Click here to hear this word utaapaanaaskuh
LOC ᐅᑖᐹᓈᔅᑯᐦᒡ Click here to hear this word utaapaanaaskuhch
DIM ᐅᑖᐹᓈᔅᑯᔥ utaapaanaaskush
POSS ᓅᑖᐹᓈᔅᒄ nuutaapaanaaskw
ᒦᒋᓲᓈᐦᑎᒄ miichisuunaahtikw (ni) table
0 ᒦᒋᓲᓈᐦᑎᒄ Click here to hear this word miichisuunaahtikw
0p / 0’p ᒦᒋᓲᓈᐦᑎᑯᐦ Click here to hear this word miichisuunaahtikuh
0′ ᒦᒋᓲᓈᐦᑎᑯᔫ Click here to hear this word miichisuunaahtikuyuu
LOC ᒦᒋᓲᓈᐦᑎᑯᐦᒡ Click here to hear this word miichisuunaahtikuhch
DIM ᒦᒋᓲᓈᐦᑎᑯᔥ miichisuunaahtikush
POSS ᓂᒦᒋᓲᓈᐦᑎᒄ nimiichisuunaahtikw
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