|Tshinipan.||You are sleeping, you are asleep.|
The Independent Indicative Present (#01) is used alone for things happening now, in the present tense, with a neutral modality.
The forms of conjugation #01 can combine with many preverbs, for example to indicate the future, the conditional, or to indicate modality (like want):
|Future||Conditional + want|
|Tshika nipan.||Shash tshipa ui nipan.|
|You will sleep.||You should already be asleep.|
The personal prefix is always attached before the preverb. More than one preverb can be combined, for example the volitional preverb ui with the future -ka:
|want||Future + want|
|Nui nipan.||Nika ui nipan.|
|I want to sleep.||I will try to sleep.|
Or the preverb tshi can with the future -ka:
|Future + can|
|Tshika tshi uapamau a?||Will you be able to see her/him?|
More on preverbs…
The third person of this form is the one used for the Innu Dictionary entries, for example: nipau s/he sleeps.
Link to the conjugation guide.