VII Subjunctive Conjunct Mode

This mode is used when the sub-phrase talks of things that have not really occurred, but could or might happen. Conditions phrases of the type ‘if … ’ use this mode. Also possible events in the near future use the subjunctive conjunct mode.

The subjunctive conjunct mode does not use initial change but adds modal (e) to regular conjunct endings.

Táasa uch théew wíineeke.  
It might be cold if it snows.  

Nii uch knéewul ngwut kulakíike.  
I will see you at one o'clock. (if, when it is one o'clock)  

(kulákuw be a certain time)  

Áhteew uch katúnge.   
It will be there next year.  

(katun it-be a year)  

Nii káta-néewul wulaakwíike.
I want to see you this evening.  

(wuláakuw vii  be evening;  wulaakwiike  this evening ; weelaakwiike  last evening)  

Iiyaach amoxóolung máhta ahtéewi ksháxunge.  
It won't be still in the boat if its windy.  

iiyaach pc still, yet  

For those verbs where the changed subjunctive form is the same as the subjunctive, the use of preverbs and time/tense words will help to tell them apart:

piiskéeke = tonight (subjunctive conjunct) identical to piiskéeke = last night (changed subjunctive conjunct)

Káta-ha-wíineew kway piiskéeke?   
Is it going to snow tonight?  

Piiskéeke-ch = future night  

Wíineew ha piiskéeke?   
Did it snow last night?  
(no preverb kata- implies non future event)  

When used on its own with uch (future) the subjunctive conjunct provides a way to construct 3rd person imperatives, commands or suggestions:

Let it be so, may it happen, it shall be  
(leew it-be,happen)  

Let it snow.   

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