VTI Changed Subjunctive Conjunct

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)

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