iyey, yey

pronoun animate & inanimate
er ..., uh ..., umm ... (filler sound made when hesitating before saying a noun or verb)
Plural : (before plural noun) ihik (animate), ihil (inanimate); iyok, iyol (Maliseet)
Locative : (before locative noun) ihik, iyik; iyok (Maliseet)
Obviative : (before obviative noun) ihil; iyol (Maliseet); (obviative plural) ihi

Example Sentences :

Passamaquoddy-Maliseet English Phrase
Coqahkal coqols olomi-kcitassuwa yut, iyik, ososqihkuk. Of course, the frog burrowed into the, uh, mud. (EN)
Malom-ote, on ehta, yey, maqayewotun piwsokul. So then, in the end, umm... she set about gathering wood. (MT)
Aha, 'sakolopitun naka, iyey, woli-skikte. Yes, she ties it tight and, uh, it is good and tight. (LB)
(before name of dead or absent person) Nakat iyaw Tumahqahaw. That, oh, (the late) Tomah Joe. (LS)
Unitahasinol, ihil, apqasokihikonol. He forgot his, uh, keys.
Notes :

(iyey and its plural, locative, and obviative forms agree with the following noun, as shown in the example sentences; before a verb, the form iyey or yey or ihik is used)

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