In verbs, person is marked by suffixes in all conjugations and by prefixes in the independent order.

nitatussen I work nit- = 1st person
ninipan I sleep ni- = 1st person
nuapamau I see it n- = 1st person
nitatussenan we work
tshitatussen you work tshit- = 2nd person
tshinipan you sleep tshi- = 2nd person
tshuapamau you see her/him tsh- = 2nd person
tshuapamitin I see you

Verbal prefixes in the independent mode sometimes appear as preverbs. Personal prefixes are similar on verbs and nouns. There are also corresponding emphatic personal pronouns.

  • When a verb begins with a vowel, an epenthetic -t- is inserted between the prefix and the verb or preverb: tshi+t+atussen. When the verb begins with u-, the i in the prefix is dropped: tsh(i)+uapamitin.

APA: Baraby, A.-M. & Junker, M.-O. (2014). Flexion. Dans Grammaire innue / Innu Grammar / Aimun-Mashinaikan. Repéré à [URL]
MLA: Anne-Marie Baraby et Marie-Odile Junker. Flexion. Dans Grammaire innue / Innu Grammar / Aimun-Mashinaikan. 2014. Web. [date]

[URL] = l’addresse du site web, débutant avec le “http://”
[Date] = la date à laquelle la page a été consultée, écrit comme suit: 10 déc. 2013