Non-simultaneous happenings that occur before happenings of the main clause in Munsee use the ‘changed subjunctive conjunct mode’
The main clause may be implied or may be part of a narrative.
The PV -eenda ‘when’ is most often used to introduce these types of sub-phrases.
This ‘’Changed Subjunctive’‘ conjunct mode uses inital change and also adds the modal ending (-e) after the appropriate conjunct suffix from the an-endings set of suffixes.
Éenda-oxkwéew-kaatáakwe nii ndálu-kwíilamun. When the woman hid it I began to look for it. káatoow hide s.t. Nah weendawáane néeka lóosumun. When I got it from there he burned it. (wund + awaan + e) + initial change (aw may insert in consonant ending VTIs before non 3rd person conjunct endings) Éenda-ahtawáane láapii ndáalu-móxkamun. After I put it down I couldn't find it again. áhtoow put s.t. down móxkam find s.t. ... éenda-neemáane nii nŭwánsiin. ... after I saw it I forgot it. wanúsuw forget s.t. Shaa éenda-moxkánge shaa liitéeha, "mah wiingaatumóowun." Right away when he found it right away he thought, "I don't like it.''
Changed conjunct’ with eenda- tends to indicate simultaneity
Changed subjunctive conjunct’ with eenda- indicates temporal precedence of the sub-clause
(Reference Ives Goddard Delaware Verbal Morphology)
Go to VTI Practicum 13 Changed Subjunctive Conjunct