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g= pf

you [the one or ones spoken to; the second person]; your [the one or ones spoken to; the second person]

A personal prefix marks you as a second person participant on independent mode verbs and the possessive your on possessed nouns. The second person prefix generally has the form gid in front of a vowel (a, aa, e, i, ii, o, oo) and gi in front of other sounds. However on dependent nouns (nad, nid) beginning with ii or oo, it has the form g and at Red Lake, Minnesota some speakers use the form giy in front of aa.