Derived Verbs (Secondary)

Verb Stem + Final

Observation
ᐋᐦᑯᓲ + -ᓈᑯᓲ ᐋᐦᑯᓰᐅᓈᑯᓲ
aahkusuu + -naakusu = Click here to hear this word aahkusiiunaakusuu
s/he is sick + seem s/he looks sick

The VAI verb ᐋᐦᑯᓰᐅᓈᑯᓲ aahkusiiunaakusuu is made from the VAI verb ᐋᐦᑯᓲ aahkusuu s/he is sick. and the intransitive verb final -ᓈᑯᓲ -naakusu seem. We can say that this verb has a stem made of another stem plus a final. Here are examples of (secondary) verb stems made like this:

 verb Stem  +  Final  derived Verb
ᔒᔒᐤ -ᑳᐴ ᔒᔒᐅᑳᐴ
shiishiiu + -kaapuu = Click here to hear this word shiishiiukaapuu
s/he pees stand s/he stands and pees
ᐋᐦᑯᓲ -ᑖᑯᓲ ᐋᐦᑯᓰᐅᐦᑖᑯᓲ
piihtwaau + -apuu = Click here to hear this word piihtwaapuu
s/he is sick sound s/he sounds sick
ᐋᐦᑯᓲ -ᒪᐦᒋᐦᐆ ᐋᐦᑯᓰᐅᒪᐦᒋᐦᐆ
aahkusuu + -mahchihuu = Click here to hear this word aahkusiiumahchihuu
s/he is sick feel s/he feels sick

There are many intransitive verb finals, which can be added to an existing verb stem to create a new verb.