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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 tshipa tshi mishken.

You'll probably be able it find it later.

Tanite etat apui?

Where is the paddle?

Nitshit anite 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.

No, I want to leave.

Nui natshi-natautikuen.

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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