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==Noun Inflections==
 
==Noun Inflections==
 
===Grammatical Gender===
 
===Grammatical Gender===
Blackfoot has two noun classes: animate and inanimate. Animate nouns, which refer to sentient beings such as people, animals, and spirits, take the suffixes <<wa>> when singular and <<iksi>> when plural.  
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Blackfoot has two noun classes: animate and inanimate. Animate nouns, which refer to sentient beings such as people, animals, and spirits, take the suffixes «wa» when singular and «iksi» when plural.  
 
====Animate Nouns====
 
====Animate Nouns====
Singular animate nouns whose stem ends in a vowel take the suffix <<yi>>
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Singular animate nouns whose stem ends in a vowel take the suffix «yi»
 
*ᖱ'ᖽᐧᓭᖾ <n><sg> ↔ ᖱ'ᖽᐧᓭᖾᔪ
 
*ᖱ'ᖽᐧᓭᖾ <n><sg> ↔ ᖱ'ᖽᐧᓭᖾᔪ
 
*ᖹᒪᒐ <n><sg> ↔ ᖹᒪᒐᔪ     
 
*ᖹᒪᒐ <n><sg> ↔ ᖹᒪᒐᔪ     
 
*ᒉᒧᐧᖹ <n><sg> ↔ ᒉᒧᐧᖹᔪ
 
*ᒉᒧᐧᖹ <n><sg> ↔ ᒉᒧᐧᖹᔪ
<<yi>> is realized as <<i>> after consonants.
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«yi» is realized as «i» after consonants.
 
*ᑫᒣᘁ <n><sg> ↔ ᑫᒣᖽ
 
*ᑫᒣᘁ <n><sg> ↔ ᑫᒣᖽ
 
*ᒍᐡ <n><sg> ↔ ᒍᖹ
 
*ᒍᐡ <n><sg> ↔ ᒍᖹ
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===Number===
 
===Number===
 
Blackfoot distinguishes between singular and plural nouns.
 
Blackfoot distinguishes between singular and plural nouns.
====Animate Plurals====
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====Animate Plurals====  
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Revision as of 23:06, 6 February 2017

Nouns

Nouns in Blackfoot can be inflected for grammatical gender (animacy), number particularity, and XXXXX

Noun Inflections

Grammatical Gender

Blackfoot has two noun classes: animate and inanimate. Animate nouns, which refer to sentient beings such as people, animals, and spirits, take the suffixes «wa» when singular and «iksi» when plural.

Animate Nouns

Singular animate nouns whose stem ends in a vowel take the suffix «yi»

  • ᖱ'ᖽᐧᓭᖾ <n><sg> ↔ ᖱ'ᖽᐧᓭᖾᔪ
  • ᖹᒪᒐ <n><sg> ↔ ᖹᒪᒐᔪ
  • ᒉᒧᐧᖹ <n><sg> ↔ ᒉᒧᐧᖹᔪ

«yi» is realized as «i» after consonants.

  • ᑫᒣᘁ <n><sg> ↔ ᑫᒣᖽ
  • ᒍᐡ <n><sg> ↔ ᒍᖹ
  • ᓴᔭᑲᘁ <n><sg> ↔ ᓴᔭᑲᖽ

Number

Blackfoot distinguishes between singular and plural nouns.

Animate Plurals

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