VAI (Verb Animate Intransitive)
|ᒥᓯᓈᓲ ᓅᔑᔑᒥᔥ||misinaasuu nuushishimish||My grandchild’s name is on the list|
|ᐅᐧᐋᔨᑳᐴ ᑌᐃᓰ ᒑ ᓃᒥᑦ||uwaayikaapuu Daisy chaa niimit||Daisy stands ready to dance|
|ᐅᑖᒥᑭᒋᔖᔑᓐ ᐧᒑᓐ||utaamikichishaashin John||John falls on his behind|
Animate intransitive verbs are verbs with usually one role (intransitive) filled by an animate subject.
Some VAI verbs have a VII partner that is spelled and pronounced the same. Most of these end in -piyiu.
|ᐧᐋᒋᐱᔨᐤ ᓃᐱᓰ||waachipiyiu niipisii||VII||The willow (inanimate) is bent|
|ᐧᐋᒋᐱᔨᐤ ᒥᔥᑎᒄ||waachipiyiu mishtikw||VAI||The tree (animate) is bent|
|ᐧᐋᒋᐱᔨᐤ ᒥᔥᑎᒄ||waachipiyiu mishtikw||VII||The stick (inanimate) is bent|
Link to Conjugation Tables
VAI with explicit goals
VAI with implicit goals
|APA:||Junker, M.-O., Salt, L., & MacKenzie, M. (2015). East Cree Verbs (Northern Dialect). [Revised and expanded from 2006 original edition] In The Interactive East Cree Reference Grammar. Retrieved from [URL]|
|MLA:||Marie-Odile Junker, Luci Salt and Marguerite MacKenzie. East Cree Verbs (Northern Dialect). [Revised and expanded from 2006 original edition] In The Interactive East Cree Reference Grammar. 2015. Web. [date]|
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