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
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.