Derived Nouns

Participles (Nominalization) starting with kaa-

Observation
  ᐱᒥᐦᔮᐤ     ᑳᐱᒥᐦᔮᑦ
Click here to hear this word pimihyaau   Click here to hear this word kaa-pimihyaa-t
  it flies     pilot

The noun for pilot in the Inland dialect is made from the stem of the verb ᐱᒥᐦᔮᐤ pimihyaau it flies with the preform kaa- and the conjunct ending -t. This is the way nouns for professions and machines can be created. They are indicated as Noun Animate Participle (nap), or Noun Inanimate Participle (nip) in the Cree dictionary.

 Intransitive Verb  Participle 
  ᓰᓂᐹᑕᐦᐄᒉᐸᔫ   ᑳᓰᓂᐹᑕᐦᐄᒉᐸᔨᒡ
Click here to hear this word siinipaatahiichepayuu Click here to hear this word kaasiinipaatahiichepayich
  it wrings   wringer on washing machine
  ᐃᔅᐧᑳᐦᑐᐧᐄᐸᔫ   ᑳᐃᔅᐧᑳᐦᑐᐧᐄᐸᔨᒡ
Click here to hear this word iswkaahtawiipayuu Click here to hear this word kaaiskwaahtuwiipayich
  it goes up   elevator
  ᒫᑯᓇᐧᐁᓰᐤ   ᑳᒫᑯᓇᐧᐁᓯᑦ
Click here to hear this word maakunawesiiu Click here to hear this word kaamaakunawesi-t (I)
  he is a policeman   policeman (I)
  ᒋᔅᑯᑕᒫᒉᐤ   ᑳᒋᔅᑯᑕᒫᒉᑦ
Click here to hear this word chiskutamaacheu Click here to hear this word kaachiskutamaachet
  he teaches   teacher

When adding possession inflection the kaa- is usually dropped. A few Inland speakers keep it.

Participle  Possessed Participle
  ᑳᒫᑯᓇᐧᐁᓯᑦ   ᓂᑳᒫᑯᓇᐧᐁᓰᒻ
Click here to hear this word kaamaakunawesit (I) Click here to hear this word ni-kaamaakunawesi-im (I)
  policeman   my policeman
      ᓂᒫᑯᓇᐧᐁᓰᒻ
    Click here to hear this word ni-maakunawesi-im (C)
      my policeman