Applicative Verbs: -awaau
|s/he throws it||s/he throws for it for him|
The verb ᐧᐋᐱᓂᒧᐧᐋᐤ waapinimuwaau s/he throws it for him/her is made from the stem of the verb ᐧᐋᐱᓂᒻ waapinim s/he throws it and the verb final -awaau. Finals like -awaau, -amawaau, -shtamawaau add another participant in the event denoted by the verb. The resulting verb means doing something for someone, with someone, to someone or in place of someone. They are called applicative verbs.
|s/he sings||s/he sings to him/her|
|s/he dances||s/he dances with him/her|
|s/he makes it||s/he makes it for him/her|
|s/he steals||s/he steals from him/her|
|s/he steals for him/her|
|s/he eats||s/he eats for him/her|
|s/he throws it||s/he throws for it for him/her|
|s/he sends it||s/he sends it to him/her|
|s/he looks after it||s/he looks after it for him/her|
|s/he makes snowshoes||s/he makes snowshoes for him/her|
|s/he makes shoes/moccasins||s/he makes shoes/moccasins for him/her|
Some verbs like ᐅᒥᔅᒋᓯᓂᐦᑭᐧᐋᐤ umischisinihkiwaau s/he makes shoes/moccasins for him/her also add a prefix -u to their applicative derivation.