Pronouns like ᐊᐃᐦaih are used when a speaker cannot think of a particular noun. They act as placeholders for that noun. They are inflected, like other pronouns, indicating that the speaker is aware of the gender (animate or inanimate), number (singular or plural) and obviation status of the missing noun.
ᐊᐃᒡ᙮᙮᙮᙮ ᒌ ᑕᑯᔑᓂᒡ᙮᙮᙮᙮ ᐁᓛ ᑲᔦᐦ ᒫᕐᑭᕇᑦ᙮
aich… chii takushinich…elaa kiyaah maarkiriit.
Uh… they arrived… Ella and Marguerite.
Junker, M.-O., Blacksmith, L., & MacKenzie, M. (2003). East Cree Pronouns (Southern Dialect). In The Interactive East Cree Reference Grammar. Retrieved from [URL]
Marie-Odile Junker, Louise Blacksmith and Marguerite MacKenzie. East Cree Pronouns (Southern Dialect). In The Interactive East Cree Reference Grammar. 2003. Web. [date]
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