Derived Verbs (Secondary)

Verb Stem + Final

Observation
ᐋᐦᑯᓯᐤ   -ᓈᑯᓯᐤ     ᐋᐦᑯᓰᐅᓈᑯᓯᐤ
aahkusiu + -naakusiu = Click here to hear this word aahkusiiunaakusiu
s/he is sick   seem     s/he looks sick

The VAI verb ᐋᐦᑯᓰᐅᓈᑯᓯᐤ aahkusiiunaakusiu s/he looks sick is made from the VAI verb ᐋᐦᑯᓯᐤ aahkusiu s/he is sick and the intransitive verb final -ᓈᑯᓯᐤ -naakusiu seem.

There are many intransitive verb finals, which can be added to an existing verb stem to create a new verb.

Verb Intransitive Animate + Intransitive Verb Final =   Verb Intransitive Animate
ᒦᓰᐤ    -ᑳᐴ      ᒦᓰᐅᑳᐴ
miisiiu + -kaapuu = Click here to hear this word miisiiukaapuu
s/he defecates   stand     s/he stands in a crouched position
ᐋᐦᑯᓯᐤ   -ᑖᑯᓯᐤ     ᐋᐦᑯᓰᐅᐦᑖᑯᓯᐤ
aahkusiu + -taakusiu =   aahkusiiutaakusiu
s/he is sick   sound     s/he sounds sick
ᐋᐦᑯᓯᐤ   ᒪᐦᒋᐦᐆ     ᐋᐦᑯᓰᐅᒥᐦᒋᐦᐆ
aahkusiu + -mahchihuu =   aahkusiiumihchihuu
s/he is sick   feel     s/he feels sick