VII (Verb Inanimate Intransitive)
Inanimate Intransitive verbs have only one role (intransitive) filled by an inanimate subject.
|ᒌᓈᐤ᙮||chiinaau.||It is pointed.|
|ᐧᐄᐦᑲᓐ᙮||wiihkan.||It is tasty.|
Some Inanimate Intransitive verbs do not take nominal subjects. They express seasons, times of day, the weather, and geographical features.
|ᐧᐋᔅᑲᒫᐤ||waaskamaau.||It is a clear day.|
|ᔫᑎᓐ||yuutin.||It is windy.|
VII stems end in -n or in vowels. VII forms can be found in all the conjunct and the independent orders. They have only third person (inanimate) inflection (proximate and obviative, singular and plural). Some verbs, describing the weather like ᒥᔅᐳᓐ mispun it is snowing or the water like ᐱᒫᑎᒦᐤ pimaatimiiu the water is deep, will only inflect for singular and obviative. VII verbs have no imperative, since imperative requires second person. For example: Independent Indicative Neutral conjugation of Inanimate Intransitive verb (VII) ᐧᐄᐦᑲᓐ᙮ wiihkan. It is tasty.
|0||ᐧᐄᐦᑲᓐ᙮||wiihkan.||It is tasty.|
|0p||ᐧᐄᐦᑲᓐᐦ᙮||wiihkanh.||They are tasty.|
|0′||ᐧᐄᐦᑲᓂᔫ ᐅᐱᒥᐦᑳᓂᒻ᙮||wiihkaniyuu upimihkaanim.||His pemmican is tasty.|
|0’p||ᐧᐄᐦᑲᓂᔫᐦ ᐅᒦᓂᔑᒻᐦ᙮||wiihkaniyuuh umiinishimh.||His berries are tasty.|
Link to Conjugation Tables
|APA:||Junker, M.-O., Blacksmith, L., & MacKenzie, M. (2015). East Cree Verbs (Southern Dialect). [Revised and expanded from 2006 original and 2013 revised edition] In The Interactive East Cree Reference Grammar. Retrieved from [URL]|
|MLA:||Marie-Odile Junker, Louise Blacksmith and Marguerite MacKenzie. East Cree Verbs (Southern Dialect). [Revised and expanded from 2006 original and 2013 revised edition] In The Interactive East Cree Reference Grammar. 2015. Web. [date]|
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