Derived Verbs (Secondary)

Verbs of Abundance (“it is an area with lots of…”)

Observation
  ᔒᔒᑉ     ᔒᔒᐱᔅᑳᐤ
Click here to hear this word shiishiip   Click here to hear this word shiishiipiskaau
  duck     this is an area with lots of ducks
  ᒥᔅᑎᒄ     ᒥᔅᑎᑯᔅᑳᐤ
Click here to hear this word mistikw   Click here to hear this word mistikuskaau
  tree     this is an area with lots of trees

We can add ᔅᑳᐤ -skaau to a noun to make a verb meaning It is an area with lots of …. This is usually added to nouns of plants, trees, animals, and people.

  Noun   Verb
  ᔒᔒᑉ   ᔒᔒᐱᔅᑳᐤ
Click here to hear this word shiishiip Click here to hear this word shiishiipiskaau
  duck   this is an area with lots of ducks
  ᒥᔅᑎᒄ   ᒥᔅᑎᑯᔅᑳᐤ
Click here to hear this word mistikw Click here to hear this word mistikuskaau
  tree   this is an area with lots of tree
  ᒦᒋᒻ   ᒦᒋᒥᔅᑳᐤ
Click here to hear this word miichim Click here to hear this word miichimiskaau
  food   this is an area with lots of food
  ᐧᐋᒋᓈᑲᓐ   ᐧᐋᒋᓈᔭᓂᔅᑳᐤ
Click here to hear this word waachinaakan Click here to hear this word waachinaakaniskaau
  tamarack   this is an area with lots of tamarack
  ᐊᒥᔅᒄ   ᐊᒥᔅᑯᔅᑳᐤ
Click here to hear this word amiskw Click here to hear this word amiskuskaau
  beaver   this is an area with lots of beaver
  ᐱᔦᐤ   ᐱᔦᔅᑳᐤ
Click here to hear this word piyeu Click here to hear this word piyeskaau
  partridge   this is an area with lots of partridge
  ᒫᓂᑌᐤ   ᒫᓂᑌᔅᑳᐤ
Click here to hear this word maaniteu Click here to hear this word maaniteskaau
  visitor   this is an area with lots of visitor
  ᐱᔦᓲ   ᐱᔦᓰᔅᑳᐤ
Click here to hear this word piyesu Click here to hear this word piyesiiskaau
  turkey   this is an area with lots of turkey
  ᐱᔔ   ᐱᔒᔅᑳᐤ
Click here to hear this word pishuu Click here to hear this word pishiiskaau
  lynx   this is an area with lots of lynx

Some nouns like ᐱᔦᓲ piyesu turkey change their endings before adding the final -skaau. The rules are the same as for adding the locative suffix. See Noun Stems.