• -Ꭿ
    [-⁴hị] “On. In. Into.”

This ending allows you to indicate “on or in” for the word you modify.

When added to a word that ends in “-a”, the “-a” changes into an “-o”.

Make sure to always say the part before the final “-hi” with a high rising tone, even if you drop the final “-hi” as part of informal speech.

Depending on context, if you drop the final “-hi” some speakers might understand you as indicating “Location.” instead of “On.” or “In.”.

The examples shows the special tone marked.


  • ᎢᎦᏓ ᏅᏯ. ᎫᎫ. Igada nvya. Gugu. “Some rocks. A bottle.”

    • ᎢᎦᏓ ᏅᏯ ᎫᎫ⁴Ꭿ. Igada nvya gugu⁴hi. “Some rocks in a bottle.”
  • ᏩᏯ. ᏌᏛᏗ. Wahya. Sadvdi. “A wolf. A trap.”

    • ᏩᏯ ᏌᏛᏗ⁴Ꭿ. Wahya sadvdi⁴hi. “A wolf in a trap.”
  • ᎠᏫ. ᏅᏯ. Ahwi. Nvya. “A deer. A rock.”

    • ᎠᏫ ᏅᏲ⁴Ꭿ. Ahwi nvyo⁴hi. “A deer in rocks. A deer in a rocky place.” Could refer to any place where there are lots of rocks, gravel, or pebbles.

In some cases the “-hi” ending is replaced with the location ending “-i”.

  • ᎫᎫ. ᎦᏍᎩᎶ. Gugu. Gasgilo. “A bottle. A table.”

    • ᎫᎫ ᎦᏍᎩᎸ⁴Ꭲ. Gugu gasgilv⁴i. “A bottle on a table.” “A bottle at the table’s place.”

Some speakers only use this ending on certain words and do not use this rule as one that can be generally applied to a lot of words.