chi-

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Choctaw[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate with Chickasaw chi-

Prefix[edit]

chi- (class II second-person singular)

  1. the direct object of an active transitive verb
    you
  2. the subject of a stative intransitive verb
    you
  3. indicates possession of a noun
    your

Usage notes[edit]

Class II person markers are used for possession only for a small set of words, mostly including kinship terms and body parts.

Etymology 2[edit]

From chi- +‎ i-

Prefix[edit]

chi- (before vowels chim-, class III second-person singular)

  1. the indirect object of an active transitive verb
    to you, for you
  2. the subject of an intransitive affective verb
    you
  3. the direct object of a small set of transitive verbs mostly dealing with affect, communication and intimacy
    you
  4. indicates possession of a noun
    your

Inflection[edit]

person markers class I class II class III class N imperative
+s +C +V +C/i +a/o +C +V +C +V +C +V
first-person singular initial -li sa- si- a- am- ak- n/a
medial -sa- -sam-
paucal ī- il- pi- pi- pim- kī- kil-
plural hapi- hapi- hapim-
second-person singular is- ish- chi- chi- chim- chik-
plural has- hash- hachi- hachi- hachim- hachik- ho- oh-
third-person i- im- ik-