In what condition a being is in:
Mii o'ow akeyaa ji-aabajitooyan Ojibwemowin ge-ni-dazhindaman ezhi-ayaad awiya.
Verb Animate Intransitive (VAI) verbs describe a condition or action a Living Being is in the act of being or doing.
Examples: hungry, sick, happy...
You see that a person marker is added and they take different forms like Ni- and Nim- for Niin & Gi- and Gid- for Giin. It will depend on whether or not the Verb starts with a Vowel or a Consonant.
Nimbakade= I am hungry
Gibakade= You are hungry
Bakade= The living being is hungry
Nindaakoz= I am sick
Gidaakoz= You are sick
Aakozi= The living being is sick
Niminwendam= I am happy
Giminwendam= You are happy
Minwendam= The living being is happy
You see that a person marker is added to the end of the verb. 1st person -yaan, 2nd person -yan, and the 3rd person -d. You will notice with verbs ending with "m" it changes to an "n" with and added "-g" for the 3rd person. B-form are for contributing statements such as; When, If, That, So....
Bakadeyaan= When I am hungry
Bakadeyan= When you am hungry
Bakaded= When the living being is hungry
Aakoziyaan= When I am sick
Aakoziyan= When you are sick
Aakoziyan= When the living being is sick
Minwendamaan= When I am happy
Minwendaman= When you are happy
Minwendang= When the living being is happy
Action to Noun
You see there is Initial Vowel Change (IVC) and a Bform person marker is added to the verb. This type of verb use expresses the Noun version of a Verb.
Bekadeyaan= I am the one that is hungry
Bekadeyan= you are the one that is hungry
Bekaded= the living being is the one that is hungry
Ayaakoziyaan= I am the one that is sick
Ayaakoziyan= you are the one that is sick
Ayaakoziyan= the living being is the one that is sick
Menwendamaan= I am the one that is happy
Menwendaman= you are one that is happy
Menwendang= the living being is the one that is happy
By default, Ojibwe Words are already in the 3rd Person