VII (Verb Inanimate Intransitive)

VII stems can end in one of six different vowels : -e, -aa, -ii, -uu, -i, -u.

Ending Example
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).

ᓅᑯ Click here to hear this word nuukun (#01) ᐁ ᓅᑯ Click here to hear this word e nuukuh-ch(#11) whenever it is visible
ᓅᑯ Click here to hear this word nuukuh-che (#12a) when it will be visible
ᒥᔅᐳ Click here to hear this word mispun (#01) ᐁ ᒥᔅᐳ Click here to hear this word e mispuh-ch (#11) whenever it is snowing
ᒥᔅᐳ Click here to hear this word mispuh-che (#12a) when it will snow
ᒣᔅᐳ Click here to hear this word mespuh-ch (#12b) every time it snows

See the Conjugation Table for -n stem.