In what condition a being is in:
Mii o'ow akeyaa ji-aabajitooyan Ojibwemowin
ge-ni-dazhindaman ezhi-dazhiikang gegoo.
Verb Transitive Inanimate (VTI) verbs describe the interaction between an animate being and an inanimate object.
Examples: place it, use it, get it, eat it
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.
Niwaabandaan = I see it.
Giwaabandaan = You see it.
Owaabandaan = The living being sees it.
Nindaabajitoon= I am using it.
Gidaabajitoon= You are using it.
Odaabajitoon= The living being is using it.
Ninaadin = I am getting it.
Ginaadin = You are getting it.
Onaadin = The living being is getting it.
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....
Waabandamaan = When/if/that I see it.
Waabandaman = When/if/that you see it.
Waabandang = When/if/that the living being sees it.
Aabajitooyaan = When/if/that I am using it.
Aabajitooyan = When/if/that you are using it.
Aabajitood = When/if/that the living being is using it.
Naadiyaan = When/if/that I am getting it.
Naadiyan = When/if/that you are getting it.
Naadid = When/if/that the living being is getting it.
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