Verbs are words used to talk about actions, states, and events in relation to things and beings. Many concepts that are nouns in English are verbs in Cree, like the time of day the days of the week, the seasons of the year, the weather…
The structure of the Cree verbs is complex: it must include a verb stem with person suffixes; it may also include a person prefix, other suffixes and preverbs.
|Preverbs||Verb stem||Suffixes (theme, person, obviative, plural)|
|ni||chii wii||waapim||aa w ich|
Cree verbs fall into several classes depending on two important differences: transitivity and gender.
Cree verbs are conjugated into three different orders: the imperative order, the independent order and the conjunct order. Each order has several conjugations.
|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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