VII (Verb Inanimate Intransitive)
VII stems can end in one of six different vowels : -e, -aa, -ii, -uu, -i, -u.
|e||ᐃᔥᐧᑳᑌᐤ||ishkwaate-u||it is burning, burnt|
|aa||ᒌᔑᑳᐤ||chiishikaa-u||it is daytime|
|u||ᒋᑲᒨ||chikamu-u||it is stuck, attached on something|
|uu, written as u||ᐅᐦᒋᑰ||uhchikuu||it leaks, bleeds|
|i, written as u||ᐅᑖᑯᔔ||utaakushu-u||it is evening|
|ii||ᐱᒫᑎᒦᐤ||pimaatimii-u||it (water) is a channel|
For stems ending in -uu, and -i, a stem vowel can dissapear in the independent indicative. (This is called “vowel coalescence” for what happens to -uu, and “vowel harmony” for what happens to -i):
|ᐅᐦᒋᑰ-ᐅ||uhchikuu-u||→||ᐅᐦᒋᑰ||uhchikuu||it leaks, bleeds||(one u disappears)|
|ᐅᑖᑯᔑ-ᐅ||utaakushi-u||→||ᐅᑖᑯᔔ||utaakushuu||it is evening||(the i becomes u)|
See the Conjugation Table.
VII verbs with stems ending in -n have a special behaviour. The nasal vowel n becomes h in the 3rd person proximate inflection in the conjunct indicative paradigms (#11 and #12).
|ᓅᑯᓐ||nuukun (#01)||→||ᐁ ᓅᑯᐦᒡ||e nuukuh-ch(#11)||whenever it is visible|
|→||ᓅᑯᐦᒉ||nuukuh-che (#12a)||when it will be visible|
|ᒥᔅᐳᓐ||mispun (#01)||→||ᐁ ᒥᔅᐳᐦᒡ||e mispuh-ch (#11)||whenever it is snowing|
|→||ᒥᔅᐳᐦᒉ||mispuh-che (#12a)||when it will snow|
|→||ᒣᔅᐳᐦᒡ||mespuh-ch (#12b)||every time it snows|
See the Conjugation Table for -n stem.