My late grandmother.
The absentative pronoun is made up of the demonstrative pronoun
ᐆ uu or ᐊᓐ an plus a suffix. The ᐆᔮ uuyaa set is used for living humans who are unexpectedly absent, while the ᐊᓂᔮ aniyaa set is used primarily for deceased people. Absentative Pronouns: Set One
aniyaa nuuhkum. I remember my late grandmother.
ᐄᔑ ᑖᓂᑖᐦ ᐄᔖᑳ ᐃᔨᐦᑖᐤ
iishi taanitaah iishaakaa iyihtaau
aniyaa nitiwaashishiim. I wonder where my (lost) child is?
aniyaah uhkumh. S/he remembers his/her late grandmother.
aniyaa nimisinihiikin. I miss my book. (the book is gone, lost, or burned…)
aniyaa umisinihiikin. S/he misses his/her book. (the book is gone, lost, or burned…)
ᐊᓂᔮ ᐅᐦᑖᐧᐄᐦ ᐅᒥᓯᓂᐦᐄᑭᓂᔨᐤ᙮
aniyaa uhtaawiih umisinihiikiniyiu. S/he misses his/her father’s book. (the book is gone, lost, or burned…)
To talk about objects that just disappeared (when you expect them to be there but they are not), there is another absentative pronoun
My mitten is gone!
My mittens have gone!
Absentative Pronouns: Set Two
Junker, M.-O., Salt, L., & MacKenzie, M. (2005).
East Cree Pronouns (Northern Dialect). In The Interactive East Cree Reference Grammar. Retrieved from [URL]
Marie-Odile Junker, Luci Salt and Marguerite MacKenzie.
East Cree Pronouns (Northern Dialect). In The Interactive East Cree Reference Grammar. 2005. Web. [date]
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