Noun Stems ending with a vowel + i

Nouns ending in -ai in the singular, have endings with -aa. The first vowel of the suffix (-i) and the last vowel of the stem (-i) are dropped, while the preceding vowel of the stem (-a) lengthens.

ᓂᐦᑑᑲᐃ nihtuukai (nid) my ear
0 ᓂᐦᑑᑲᐃ Click here to hear this word nihtuukai
0p / 0’p ᓂᐦᑑᑲᐃᐦ nihtuukaih
0′ ᓂᐦᑑᑳᔫ Click here to hear this word nihtuukaayuu
LOC ᓂᐦᑑᑳᐦᒡ Click here to hear this word nihtuukaahch
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