Personal Inclusive Pronouns
|ᐊᑳᐧᐄ ᐃᐦᑏᐦ ᓈᔥᑎᑭᒌᔨ᙮||akaawii ihtiih naashtikichiiyi.||Do not let this happen to you, too.|
Inclusive pronouns indicate that someone else is included. The pronoun ᓈᔥᑎᑭᒌᔨ naashtikichiiyi is used in the example above to express the hope that the same thing won’t happen to another person. Today, it is rarely used.
Personal inclusive pronouns:
|ᓈᔥᑎᐧᐄᔨ (ᐅᐦᑖᐧᐄᐦ)||naashtiwiiyi (uhtaawiih)||his/her (father) too|
Not all persons have an emphatic pronouns in one word as above, for other persons, people use the emphatic pronoun preceded by ᓈᔥᑦ ᑭᔮᐦ naasht kiyaah.
|ᓈᔥᑦ ᑭᔮᐦ ᓃᔨ||naasht kiyaah niiyi||me too|
|ᓈᔥᑦ ᑭᔮᐦ ᒋᔨᐧᐋᐤ||naasht kiyaah chiyiwaau||you all too|
|ᓈᔥᑦ ᑭᔮᐦ ᒋᔮᓅ||naasht kiyaah chiyaanuu||you and me too|
|ᓈᔥᑦ ᑭᔮᐦ ᓃᔮᓐ||naasht kiyaah niiyaan||we too (but not you)|
All these inclusive pronouns tend to be replaced today by the expression ᓃᔨ ᑭᔮᐦ niiyi kiyaah i.e. the set of emphatic personal pronouns with the particle ᑭᔮᐦ kiyaah ‘also, and’.