Derived Verbs (Secondary)

Reciprocal Verbs: ending in -ituwich

Observation
ᒣᑕᐧᐁᒣᐤ ᒣᑕᐧᐁᒥᑐᐧᐃᒡ
Click here to hear this word metawemeu Click here to hear this word metawemituwich
s/he plays with him/her they play together

The verb ᒣᑕᐧᐁᒥᑐᐧᐃᒡ metawemituwich they play together is made from the the stem metawem- of VTA verb ᒣᑕᐧᐁᒣᐤ metawemeu s/he plays with him/her and the verb final -itu (plus a plural suffix -(w)ich). Such a verb is called a reciprocal verb.

Verb Transitive Animate Reciprocal Verb
ᐧᐋᐸᒣᐤ ᐧᐋᐸᒥᑐᐧᐃᒡ
Click here to hear this word waapameu Click here to hear this word waapamituwich
s/he sees him/her they see each other
ᐅᑖᒥᐦᐧᐁᐤ ᐅᑖᒥᐦᐅᑐᐧᐃᒡ
Click here to hear this word utaamihweu Click here to hear this word utaamihutuwich
s/he hits him/her they hit each other
ᐅᒉᒣᐤ ᐅᒉᒥᑐᐧᐃᒡ
Click here to hear this word uchemeu Click here to hear this word uchemituwich
s/he kisses him/her they kiss each other