|ᒪᓯᓈᓲ ᓅᔑᒥᔥ᙮||masinaasuu nuushimish.||‘My grandchild’s name is on the list.’|
|ᐧᐁᔨᑳᐴ ᑌᐃᓰ ᒉ ᓃᒥᑦ᙮||weyikaapuu Daisy che niimit.||‘Daisy stands ready to dance.’|
|ᐅᑖᒥᑲᒋᔐᔑᓐ ᐧᒑᓐ᙮||utaamikachisheshin John.||‘John falls on his behind.’|
Animate Intransitive verbs are verbs with usually one role (intransitive) filled by an animate subject.
VAI stems end in -n or in vowels.
Some Animate Intransitive verbs (VAI) have an Inanimate Intransitive verb (VII) partner that is spelled and pronounced the same. Most of these end in -payuu. [These are marked in the Southern dictionary as vai/vii.]
|ᐧᐋᒋᐸᔫ ᓃᐱᓰ᙮||waachipayuu niipisii.||VII||‘The willow tree is bent.’|
|ᐧᐋᒋᐸᔫ ᒥᔥᑎᒄ᙮||waachipayuu mishtikw.||VAI||‘The tree is bent.’|
Some Animate Intransitive verbs (VAI) can take an inanimate goal or object and make their passive (unspecified actor form) like Transitive Inanimate verbs. They are called VAI+O in the dictionary and Conjugation Guide.
Link to Conjugation Guide
Some Animate Intransitive verbs (VAI) can take goal or objects either explicit or implicit.
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