Mahican VTI Subjunctive Conjunct

This mode is used when the sub-phrase talks of things that have not really occurred, but could or might happen.

One could call these hypothetical or conditional sub-clauses.

The Subjunctive Conjunct Mode adds the modal ending (-ah) to regular conjunct endings but without initial change.

... nāākah 
...if she sees it 
(nāām)-(k)-(ah)

... ąąyąątakah  
...if he wants it 
(ąąyąątam)-(k)-(ah)

... ąąyąątamąąnah  
...if I want it  
(ąąyąątam)-(ah)-(ah)


Ustah ngunāānŭtamoowŭnāānah amaxoon ustah ąąyąątamoowakwah.  
We won't keep the boat if we don't want it.  
(ąąyąątam)-(oo)-(w)-(akw)-(ah)

Ktąąyąątamun=chih nāāmánah?
Will you get it if you see it?  
(nāām)-(an)-(ah)


Ustah ąąm kwutnumoowun ahtāāwąąnah.
You should not touch it if I put it down.  
kwtunum vti1b touch s.t.  
áhtāāw vti2 put s.t. down

Commands

When used alone in a non subordinate phrase in combination with =chih (future) this mode furnishes 3rd person commands:

Nāākāā=ch.  
Let him see it. 

Muskakāā=ch.
Let him see it. 

Naatukāā=ch. 
Let him get it. 

Pāātnukāā=ch.
Let him bring it. 

Miichíitāā=ch. 
Let him eat it. 

Munāātāā=ch. 
Let him drink it.

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