VII (Verb Inanimate Intransitive)

Inanimate Intransitive verbs have only one role (intransitive) filled by an inanimate subject.

Observation
ᒌᓈᐤ᙮ Click here to hear this word chiinaau. It is pointed.
ᐧᐄᐦᑲᓐ᙮ Click here to hear this word wiihkan. It is tasty.

Some Inanimate Intransitive verbs do not take nominal subjects. They express seasons, times of day, the weather, and geographical features.

ᐧᐋᔅᑲᒫᐤ Click here to hear this word waaskamaau. It is a clear day.
ᔫᑎᓐ Click here to hear this word yuutin. It is windy.

VII stems end in -n or in vowels. VII forms can be found in all the conjunct and the independent orders. They have only third person (inanimate)  inflection (proximate and obviative, singular and plural). Some verbs, describing the weather like ᒥᔅᐳᓐ mispun it is snowing or the water like ᐱᒫᑎᒦᐤ pimaatimiiu the water is deep, will only inflect for singular and obviative. VII verbs have no imperative, since imperative requires second person. For example: Independent Indicative Neutral conjugation of Inanimate Intransitive verb (VII) ᐧᐄᐦᑲᓐ᙮ wiihkan. It is tasty.

Actor Cree English Translation
0 ᐧᐄᐦᑲᓐ᙮ Click here to hear this word wiihkan. It is tasty.
0p ᐧᐄᐦᑲᓐᐦ᙮ Click here to hear this word wiihkanh. They are tasty.
0′ ᐧᐄᐦᑲᓂᔫ ᐅᐱᒥᐦᑳᓂᒻ᙮ Click here to hear this word wiihkaniyuu upimihkaanim. His pemmican is tasty.
0’p ᐧᐄᐦᑲᓂᔫᐦ ᐅᒦᓂᔑᒻᐦ᙮ Click here to hear this word wiihkaniyuuh umiinishimh. His berries are tasty.

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