Spelling Manual (Northern) – Syllabic Finals

The use of the (h) ᔮᐦᔮᐙᑭᓐ

(h) in Verb Suffixes

If a verb ends in or , these finals will change to when or is added as a conjunct verb ending.

Independent Order Conjunct Order
ᐱᒥᔑ ᐋᐦ ᐱᒥᔑᐦ
ᑎᑯᔑ ᐋᐦ ᑎᑯᔑᐦ
ᐙᐱᐦᑎ ᑳ ᒌ ᐙᐱᐦᑎᐦ
ᒥᔅᑭ ᐋᐦ ᒥᔅᑭᐦ
ᓃᐱ ᐋᐦ ᓃᐱᐦ
ᒋᒧᐎ ᐋᐦ ᒋᒧᐎᐦ
ᓅᑯ ᐋᐦ ᓅᑯᐦ
ᒋᓍᔅᑯ ᑳ ᒋᓍᔅᑯᐦ
ᐅᒋᐱᑎ ᒑ ᐅᒋᐱᑎᐦ

The endings of some verbs change the final to before in the plural form:

ᓃᔨ (singular) ᓃᔮᓐ (plural)
ᑳ ᓂᐹᔮ ᑳ ᓂᐹᔮᐦᒡ
ᑳ ᐋᐱᑎᓯᔮ ᑳ ᐋᐱᑎᓯᔮᐦᒡ
ᑳ ᐃᐦᑐᑎᒫ ᑳ ᐃᐦᑐᑎᒫᐦᒡ

Other verbs endings change the final to before in the plural form:

ᓃᔨ (singular) ᓃᔮᓐ (plural)
ᒑ ᓂᐹᔨ ᒑ ᓂᐹᔨᐦᒄ
ᑳ ᐋᐱᑎᓯᔨ ᑳ ᐋᐱᑎᓯᔨᐦᒄ

See also: Spelling Manual – Southern Dialect – (h) in verb suffixes