Part Nine: Boundaries

9.3 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.