Compound Verbs

Noun + Verb

Observation
  ᓈᐹᐤ     ᐃᔨᐦᑎᐤ     ᓂᓈᐹᐅᐃᔨᐦᑎᐤ
Click here to hear this word naapaau + Click here to hear this word iyihtiu = Click here to hear this word ninaapaauiyihtiu
  man     s/he is doing     s/he acts like a man

The verb ᓂᓈᐹᐅᐃᔨᐦᑎᐤ ninaapaauiyihtiu s/he acts like a man is made from the noun ᓈᐹᐤ naapaau man and the verb ᐃᔨᐦᑎᐤ iyihtiu s/he is doing (plus a reduplication of the first syllable of the word: ni-naa).

Noun + Verb =   Verb
  ᐄᔨᔨᐤ     ᐧᐋᔅᐱᓲ     ᐄᔨᔨᐅᐧᐋᔅᐱᓲ
  iiyiyiu +   waaspisuu =   iiyiyiuwaaspisuu
  person     s/he is getting dressed     s/he is dressed like a native
  ᐄᔨᔨᐤ     ᐃᔨᐦᑎᐤ     ᐄᔨᔨᐅᐃᔨᐦᑎᐤ
Click here to hear this word iiyiyiu + Click here to hear this word iyihtiu = Click here to hear this word iiyiyiuiyihtiu
  person     s/he is doing     s/he is acting like a native