Nouns in Blackfoot can be inflected for grammatical gender (animacy), number particularity, and XXXXX
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.
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 <> after consonants.
- ᑫᒣᘁ<n><sg> ↔ ᑫᒣᖽ
- ᒍᐡ <n><sg> ↔ ᒍᖹ
- ᓴᔭᑲᘁ<n><sg> ↔ ᓴᔭᑲᖽ
Blackfoot distinguishes between singular and plural nouns. ====Animate Plurals====