A Grammar of the Cree Language; As Spoken by the Cree Indians of North America

 
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 Excerpt: ...Theso verbs arc subject to the iterative particle; as, Tatopulcw, It tears. Ta-tatopulow, It tears in different places; it tears to pieces. Tashkipulcw, It splits. Tash-tashkipulow, It splits in pieces. Tetipipulcw, It overturns. Te-tetipipulow, It revelves. Examples of (he Accidental Verb. Xaspichnowesukisin ake I am smarting greatly, muclioostiipuleyan, having fallen into the fire. Wo were in great danger, as the mast broke whilo we were sailing. A s their canoe turned over they were drowned. Take care, take care, my child; you will fall into the water. Does your sledgo move easily? It (he) moves along tolerably well, but it is too heavy. Jesus will come again byand-by,when the world shall end. How long will your food last? Trobably it will suffice us six days. TRANSITIVE VERBS. Transitive Verbs are these in which the action passes on from the subject to an object; as, Ne kistulemow Kichemuneto, I henour God; Ne wupinun iuuehepimatiseurin, I cast off sin. In the above examples the verb expresses by its termination the personal pronouns " hitn " and "it" respectively, so that, literally translated, the sentences would be, I henour him, God; I cast off it, sin. We have now come to the most difficult part of our undertaking. The difficulty consiuts in the extensive powers which this kind of verb possesses; the nominative, verb, and object, and sometimes a great deal more, being embraced in a single expression, whilo in the imperative and subjunctive moods there is no clue whatever given to the nominative or accusative case, except the verbal inffection. For instance, A sakehuk, that I love him; here "I" and "him" are both comprised in the syllable 1mlc, sake being the root of the verb. This verb has an animate and inan...

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