Independent Dubitative Neutral (# 09)

Observation
ᐧᐋᐹᒉ᙮ Click here to hear this word waapaache. It is probably white.

The Independent Dubitative Neutral conjugation (#09) is used when you are guessing, when you are not sure what one is doing.

ᒦᒋᓲᒉ᙮ Click here to hear this word miichisuuche. S/he is probably eating.
ᑲᓇᐧᐋᐸᒣᒉ᙮ Click here to hear this word kanawaapameche. S/he is probably looking at him.
ᒋᑲᓇᐧᐋᐸᐦᑕᒧᐧᐊᓈᒉ᙮ Click here to hear this word chikanawaapahtamuwanaache. You are probably looking at it.

If you listen carefully, you will hear what is called a glottal stop [ʔ] between the stem waapaa- and the inflection suffix -che: waapaaʔche. This sound is the trace of a former syllable that is now gone. The Northern dialect writes it by adding an extra chi: waapaachichaa. In the Southern dialect, people sometimes put an h or a t, but this is incorrect. The decision was made not to write it.

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