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Example lesson for -isee based on Nih'oo3oo noh Siisiikou'u hoo3itoono.

In these stories, the meaning unit -isee occurs in many complete words. This meaning unit -isee means something like "to move by walking".

Three examples of this meaning unit -isee occur in the first few pages of the story.
On page 1 of the page by page version of the story, Nih'oo3oo is walking down the river. The expression used for "walk down" is he'ih'oowuuniihisee.
On page 2 Nih'oo3oo has walked a long way. The expression is he'ihciisisee.
On page 4 Nih'oo3oo has heard the ducks and he walks toward the sound. The expression used is hee3e'eiseet. It means something like "headed in that direction".

In version one of the story, there is an expression of the meaning unit -isee that indicates that the sentences is background information. The expression used is tih'iiciinonseehehk. It means some thing like "he was always on the move".
Note the examples of the meaning unit -isee that occur in the first few lines of version one.

In the first few lines of version two of the story, there are more examples of the meaning unit -isee. Notice that the background information about how Nih'oo3oo generally moved around is given with the expressions toh'uu ciinonseehehk and to'ouniiseehehk.
The story becomes specific with the word ceesey "once", and the expression that describes Nih'oo3oo's movement on this particular occasion is he'ih'owuuniihisee.
Nih'oo3oo continues to walk and this is expressed as tohnosouseet, "while he was still walking".

Finally, note this example of he'ihciinonisee from the third version of the story:
nehe' nih'oo3oo he'ihciinoonisee