Derived Verbs (Secondary)
Verbs of Creation (“to make…”)
|ᐊᓵᒻ + ᐃᐦᒑᐤ||ᐊᓵᒥᐦᒑᐤ|
|asaam + ihchaau||=||asaamihchaau|
|snowshoe + to make||s/he makes snowshoes|
The verb ᐊᓵᒥᐦᒑᐤ asaamihchaau s/he makes snowshoes is made from the noun ᐊᓵᒻ asaam snowshoe and the verb final ᐃᐦᒑᐤ -ihchaau to make. Many verbs of creation can be made like that, by adding the verb final -ihchaau to a noun. This makes a verb which means “to make a ….”. Certain nouns drop the final -u before the ending is added.
|book||s/he makes a book|
|teepee||s/he makes a teepee|
|bannock||s/he makes bannock|
These verbs can be turned into new nouns by dropping the final -u and adding the suffix -siu. The new noun means “the person who makes… ” and is used to refer to a profession or an habitual activity. This is a very productive process (see Nouns ending in -siu).
|ᐋᐃᐦᑯᓈᐦᒑᓯᐤ||aaihkunaahchaasiu||the bannock maker|
|APA:||Junker, M.-O., & MacKenzie, M. (2013). East Cree Word Formation (Northern Dialect). In The Interactive East Cree Reference Grammar. Retrieved from [URL]|
|MLA:||Marie-Odile Junker and Marguerite MacKenzie. East Cree Word Formation (Northern Dialect). In The Interactive East Cree Reference Grammar. 2013. Web. [date]|
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