Spelling Manual (Northern) – Boundaries

Making compound words

Two or three words can be joined together to make one new word, but there are usually spelling changes when this happens. Here are some examples:

ᓂᑭᒨ + ᒥᓯᓂᐦᐄᑭᓐ = ᓂᑭᒨᓯᓂᐦᐄᑭᓐ
ᐙᔅᑳᐦᐄᑭᓂᔑᔥ + ᐄᔨᔨᐤ = ᐙᔅᑳᐦᐄᑭᓂᔑᔒᐅᐄᔨᔨᐤ
ᐅᑖᐹᓐ + ᒫᔅᑭᓂᐤ = ᐅᑖᐹᓂᒫᔅᑭᓂᐤ
ᐃᔥᑯᑖᐤ + ᐅᑖᐹᓐ = ᐃᔥᑯᑖᐅᑖᐹᓐ
ᐧᐋᐱᓐ + ᐊᒋᐦᑯᐦᔥ = ᐧᐋᐱᓂᒋᐦᑯᐦᔥ
ᒥᔥᑎᒄ + ᐋᒥᐦᐧᑳᓐ = ᒥᔥᑎᐧᑳᒥᐦᐧᑳᓐ
ᐅᑳᐧᐄᒫᐤ + ᒌᔑᑳᐤ = ᐅᑳᐧᐄᒫᐅᒌᔑᑳᐤ
ᒋᔖᔨᔨᐤ + ᓵᑭᐦᐄᑭᓐ = ᒋᔖᔨᔨᐅᓵᑭᐦᐄᑭᓐ
ᒥᐦᐧᑳᐤ + ᐅᑖᑯᔑᐤ = ᒥᐦᐧᑳᐅᑖᑯᔑᐤ
ᐧᐋᒥᔥᑎᑯᔒᐤ + ᒦᒋᒻ = ᐧᐋᒥᔥᑎᑯᔒᐅᒦᒋᒻ

More examples can be found in the Word Formation section of the grammar under Noun + Noun , Verb + Noun, and Verb + Verb.

See also: Spelling Manual – Southern Dialect – Making compound words