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ni= pf

I, me [the one or ones speaking, the first person]; my [the one or ones speaking, the first person]

A personal prefix marks I, me as a first person participant on independent mode verbs and the possessive my on possessed nouns. The form of the first person prefix depends on the initial sound of the element it is attached to, the rate of the speech, and local dialect preference. The first person prefix generally has the form nind, ind, or nd in front of a vowel (a, aa, e, i, ii, o, oo), ni, nim, im, or m in front of b, and ni, in, or n in front of other sounds. However on dependent nouns (labeled nad or nid) with stems beginning with ii or oo, it has the form n and at Red Lake, Minnesota some speakers use the form niy in front of aa.