By adding both the prefix “yị-” and the word ᎡᎵᏊ [e²li⁴gwu] “It’s possible” to the Recent Past form you create the new meaning of “Might be about to”, “Could do.”, or “May do.”.
ᏱᏥᎪᏩᏔ². “I’m about to see it.”
- ᎡᎵᏊ ᏱᏥᎪᏩᏔ². “I might see it. I may see it. I could see it.” It’s possible that I am about to see it.
ᏱᏣᏚᎳ². “You are about to want it.”
- ᎡᎵᏊ ᏱᏣᏚᎳ². “You might want it. You may want it. You could want it.” It’s possible that you are about to want it.
ᏱᏬᏂᎭ². “You are about to speak.”
- ᎡᎵᏊ ᏱᏬᏂᎭ². “You might speak. You may speak. You could speak.” It’s possible that you are about to speak it.