Spelling Manual (Southern) – Syllablic Finals

ᔦᐦᔦᐧᐋᑲᓐ The use of the (h) final

(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 Conjunct
ᐱᒥᔑ ᐁ ᐱᒥᔑᐦᒃ
ᑕᑯᔑ ᐁ ᑕᑯᔑᐦᒃ
ᐧᐋᐸᐦᑕ ᐁ ᐧᐋᐸᐦᑕᐦᒃ
ᒥᔅᑲ ᐁ ᒥᔅᑲᐦᒃ
ᓃᐱ ᐁ ᓃᐱᐦᒡ
ᒨᓐ ᐁ ᒋᒨᐦᒡ
ᓅᑯ ᐁ ᓅᑯᐦᒡ
ᒋᐧᓈᔅᑯ ᐁ ᒋᐧᓈᔅᑯᐦᒡ
ᐅᒋᐱᑕ ᐁ ᐅᒋᐱᑕᐦᒃ

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

ᓃ (I) ᓃᔮᓐ (we, but not you)
ᑳ ᓂᐹᔮ ᑳ ᓂᐹᔮᐦᒡ
ᑳ ᐋᐸᑎᓯᔮ ᑳ ᐋᐸᑎᓯᔮᐦᒡ
ᑳ ᐃᐦᑑᑕᒫ ᑳ ᐃᐦᑑᑕᒫᐦᒡ

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

ᒌ (you) ᒌᔮᓅ (you and I)
ᑳ ᓂᐹᔨᓐ ᑳ ᓂᐹᔨᐦᒄ
ᑳ ᐋᐸᑎᓯᔨᓐ ᑳ ᐋᐸᑎᓯᔨᐦᒄ

For Inland speakers, there is an in some endings.

Inland Coastal
ᓃᒥᓈᓅ ᐁ ᓃᒥᓈᓅᐦᒡ ᐁ ᓃᒥᓈᓅ
ᒦᒋᓱᓈᓅ ᐁ ᒦᒋᓱᓈᓅᐦᒡ ᐁ ᒦᒋᓱᓈᓅ

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