|ᓂᐹᒑ᙮||nipaachaa.||…when/if s/he falls asleep/ sleeps/ is sleeping
… if s/he falls asleep/ sleeps/ is sleeping
These forms are used for unrealized events, when you want to say that something must happen before something else can happen. It is often found with another verb in the future.
|ᑖᐹ ᒋᑭ ᒥᔪᒥᐦᒋᐦᐆ ᒥᔥᑏᐦ ᒦᒋᓱᒑ᙮||taapaa chiki miyumihchihuu mishtiih miichisuchaa.||S/he will not feel good if s/he eats too much.|
These forms can also combine with the past preverb ᒌᐦ chiih or other preverbs, like the completion preverb ᒌᔑ chiishi or the volitional preverb ᐐᐦ wiih.
|ᒌᐦ ᒦᒋᓱᒑ ᐄᔮᒄ ᒑ ᒥᔪᒥᐦᒋᐦᐅᑦ᙮||chiih miichisuchaa iiyaakw chaa miyumihchihut.||After s/he eats, then she will feel better.|
|ᒌᔑ ᒦᒋᓱᒑ ᐄᔮᒄ ᒑ ᒥᔪᒥᐦᒋᐦᐅᑦ᙮||chiishi miichisuchaa iiyaakw chaa miyumihchihut.||When she has finished eating, then she will feel better.|
or a subordinate clause in the past:
|ᒥᔥᑏᐦ ᐐᐦ ᒦᒋᓱᒑ, ᑖᐹ ᒋᑭ ᒥᔪᒥᐦᒋᐦᐆ᙮||mishtiih wiih miichisuchaa, taapaa chiki miyumihchihuu.||If s/he tries to eats too much, she will not feel good.|
Initial change is not used with this conjugation.
Note: the 1p suffix -chiht as in e naatachihtwaawe is sometimes pronounced as -tist, but it is not written as such.
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