Derived Verbs (Secondary)

Reflexive Verbs: ending in -isuu

Observation
ᒣᑕᐧᐁᒣᐤ ᒣᑕᐧᐁᒥᓲ
Click here to hear this word metawemeu Click here to hear this word metawemisuu
s/he plays with him/her s/he plays by herself/himself

The verb ᒣᑕᐧᐁᒥᓲ  metawemisuu s/he plays by herself/himself is made from the stem metawem- of the VTA verb ᒣᑕᐧᐁᒣᐤ metawemeu and the verb final -isuu (final -isu plus the 3rd person ending -u). Such a verb is called a reflexive verb.

Verb Transitive Animate Reflexive Verb
ᐧᐋᐸᒣᐤ ᐧᐋᐸᒥᓲ
Click here to hear this word waapameu Click here to hear this word waapamisuu
s/he sees him/her s/he sees herself/himself
ᐅᑖᒥᐦᐧᐁᐤ ᐅᑖᒥᐦᐅᓲ
Click here to hear this word utaamihweu Click here to hear this word utaamihusuu
s/he hits him/her s/he hits herself/himself
ᐅᒉᒣᐤ ᐅᒉᒥᓲ
Click here to hear this word uchemeu Click here to hear this word uchemisuu
s/he kisses him/her s/he kisses herself/himself