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Transitive Inanimate Verbs (VTI)

see something, have something, find something

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Dialogue 1: Shimun mak An

Ush nuapaten.

I see a canoe.

Tshitaputeu nete mamit.

It's drifting off downstream.

Nin an nitush.

It's my canoe.

Aishkat put tshika tshi mishken.

You'll probably be able it find it later.

Tanite etat apui?

Where is the paddle?

Nitshit nete tau.

It's in my house.

Nete a takuan tshitsh?

Is your house over there?

Eshe, tshuapaten a?

Yes, do you see it?

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Dialogue 2: Shuaush mak Puniss

Tshui mitshishun a, Puniss?

Do you want to eat, Puniss?

Mauat, nui tshituten. Nui natshi-natutikueu.

No, I want to leave. I want to go caribou hunting.

Mukᵘ eshkᵘ mishta-katakᵘ tauat atikuat.

But the caribou are still very far away.

Tshika uapaten mate.

Well then, wait and see.

Uapaki atiku-uiash tshika kanueniten.

Tomorrow you'll have caribou meat.

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