Some instances of n are pronounced [l] in Pessamit and Mashteuiatsh. These are indicated with ń here and in the dictionary, but this notation is not used in standard spelling.
EXAMPLES OF AI VERBS WITH n OR ń STEMS
s/he is lost
s/he has something in the eye
you have something in your eye
s/he has a vehicle
we have a vehicle
s/he gives up
don’t give up!
s/he (obv) falls
s/he makes a canoe
we are making a canoe
s/he makes a mistake
s/he made a mistake
NOTES ON SPELLING
After a stem ending in n or ń, the endings of the 1st and 2nd singular persons of the Independent Indicative Present (which would be just -n) is assimilated or deleted; on the other hand, when endings begin with an n or ń, as in the obviative and in the 1st and 2nd plural persons of the Independent Indicative Present (-ńua, -nan, -nau), there are two n‘s, that of the stem and that of the ending: nimin+n=niminI drink it; nimin+nan=niminnanwe drink it; min+ńua=minńuas/he (obv) drinks it. In the Mamit dialect, the two n‘s are not always pronounced; it is therefore necessary to consult the conjugation guide to know when two n‘s are needed.
Among AI verbs with ń stems are verbs ending with the morpheme -pań- (e.g. kupańus/he falls); several of these verbs have an equivalent II verb with the stem -pańi- (e.g. kupańuit falls).
Baraby, A.-M. & Junker, M.-O. (2014). Les radicaux de verbes. Dans Grammaire innue / Innu Grammar / Aimun-Mashinaikan. Repéré à [URL]
Anne-Marie Baraby et Marie-Odile Junker. Les radicaux de verbes. Dans Grammaire innue / Innu Grammar / Aimun-Mashinaikan. 2014. Web. [date]
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