shetshieu s/he scares him/her apu shetshit you don’t scare her
metueieu s/he lets him/her play metuei! let him play!

The verbs shetshieu and metueieu are verbs with stems ending in i. These verbs are regular, as the stem is stable throughout the conjugation.

uakaieu s/he annoys him/her tshiuakain you annoy me
uńuitaieu s/he brings him/her outside apu uńuitaiat she doesn’t bring him outside
petutaieu s/he brings him/her back on foot nipetutaiau I bring her back on foot
papamutaieu s/he takes him/her for a walk papamutai! take him for a walk!
tshishkueieu s/he irritates him/her tshitshishkuein you irritate me
itutaieu s/he takes him/her along on foot tshititutaitin I take you along on foot
metueuieu s/he lets him/her play nimetueuiananat we let them play
uitshieu s/he helps him/her uitshii! help me!
pushieu s/he gets on board it (anim) pushi! get on board it (anim)!
mińuashieu s/he pleases him/her apu mińuashiin you don’t please me
mamashieu s/he disturbs him/her apu mamashik I don’t disturb her
shetshieu s/he scares him/her apu shetshishk he doesn’t scare you
aimieu s/he talks to him/her apu aimik I don’t talk to him
ushikuieu s/he injures him/her tshushikuimaua you injure him (obv)
auieu s/he lends him/her something auii! lend it to me!
natauieu s/he hunts for him/her apu natauiin you don’t hunt for me
  • The main difficulty with long i stems occurs in the imperative, where it is important to distinguish between the 2s-1s and 2s-3s forms; in writing, these two forms are distinguished by the addition of a second i, as in 2s-1s, while nothing is added to the stem in the 2s-3s form:
aimi + i = aimii! talk to me! 2s-1s
aimi + ø = aimi! talk to him! 2s-3s
papamutai + i = papamutaii! take me for a walk! 2s-1s
papamutai + ø = papamutai! walk him! 2s-3s
uitshi + i = uitshii! help me! 2s-1s
uitshi + ø = uitshi! help her! 2s-3s

Where the two i‘s are written, there is a low tone in the pronunciation: [ajmì].