Independent Dubitative Neutral (# 09)
|ᐧᐋᐹᒉ᙮||waapaache.||It is probably white.|
The Independent Dubitative Neutral conjugation (#09) is used when you are guessing, when you are not sure what one is doing.
|ᒦᒋᓲᒉ᙮||miichisuuche.||S/he is probably eating.|
|ᑲᓇᐧᐋᐸᒣᒉ᙮||kanawaapameche.||S/he is probably looking at him.|
|ᒋᑲᓇᐧᐋᐸᐦᑕᒧᐧᐊᓈᒉ᙮||chikanawaapahtamuwanaache.||You are probably looking at it.|
If you listen carefully, you will hear what is called a glottal stop [ʔ] between the stem waapaa- and the inflection suffix -che: waapaaʔche. This sound is the trace of a former syllable that is now gone. The Northern dialect writes it by adding an extra chi: waapaachichaa. In the Southern dialect, people sometimes put an h or a t, but this is incorrect. The decision was made not to write it.
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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