Compound Verbs

Verb + Verb

Observation
ᐋᔥᑐᐧᐁᐤ + ᐴᑖᑕᒻ     ᐋᔥᑐᐧᐁᐴᑖᑕᒻ
aashtuweu + puutaatam = Click here to hear this word ashtuwepuutaatam
s/he extinguishes it + s/he blows it     s/he blows it out

The VTI verb ᐋᔥᑐᐧᐁᐴᑖᑕᒻ ashtuwepuutaatam s/he blows it out is made from the stem of the VAI verb ᐋᔥᑐᐧᐁᐤ aashtuwe-u s/he extinguishes it and the VTI verb ᐴᑖᑕᒻ puutaatam s/he blows it. The class of the second verb (here a VTI) determines the class of the resulting verb (also a VTI).

In this way, new verbs can be created by putting two existing verbs together.

Verb + Verb =   Verb
ᓈᓯᐯᐤ   ᐋᐦᑐᒉᐤ     ᓈᓯᐯᔮᐦᑐᒉᐤ
naasipeu + aahtucheu = Click here to hear this word naasipeyaahtucheu
s/he goes to shore   s/he moves camp     s/he moves camp to the shore
ᐲᐦᐧᑖᐤ   ᐊᐴ     ᐲᐦᐧᑖᐅᐴ
piihtwaau + apuu = Click here to hear this word piihtwaaupuu
s/he smokes   s/he sits     s/he is sitting down smoking
ᐅᒋᐧᑳᒉᐤ   ᐊᐴ     ᐅᒋᐧᑳᒉᐅᐴ
uchikwaacheu + apuu = Click here to hear this word uchikwaacheupuu
s/he fishes   s/he sits     s/he is sitting down fishing