|Tshissamᵘ uiash.||She cooks meat.|
|Tshissamueu utauassima uiashińu.||She cooks meat for her children.|
The verb tshissamueu is an applicative (benefactive) verb. It’s formed by adding the suffix –(a)u to the stem tshissam- followed by the transitive animate verb final -eu, which adds a participant, here the beneficiary of the action, nitauassimat the children.
Here are some examples in the first person:
|Nitshissen uiash.||I’m cooking meat.|
|Nitshissamuauat nitauassimat uiashińu.||I’m cooking meat for my children.|
Other examples of applicative benefactive verbs (VTA):
|petau (VAI+O)||she brings something||petueu||she brings something to someone|
|mitshiminamᵘ(VTI)||he reserves something||mitshiminamueu||he reserves something for someone|
|nimishtamᵘ(VTI)||she dances in honour of something||nimishtamueu||she dances in honour of someone|
|takunamᵘ(VTI)||he holds something||takunamueu||he holds something for someone|
|mashinaimᵘ(VTI)||she writes (something)||mashinaimueu||she writes (something) to someone|
The conjugation of applicative verbs with the suffix –(a)u is distinct, because the -a appears in the inverse forms.
|tshimashinaimun||you write me||tshimashinaimatin||I write you|
Note the difference between the homonyms petueu bring something to someone and petueu hear someone.
|VTA applicative petueu||VTA regular petueu|
|tshipetun||you bring me something||tshipetun||you hear me|
|tshipetuatin||I bring you something||tshipetatin||I hear you|
For more information, consult Grammaire innue (Drapeau, 2014: pp. 224-230).