1. predicative connective; used with common nouns that are absent from the place of speaking in the high style (public speeches, storytelling)
"'Nüüyu dm ksg̱oog̱at," dayaga awta. 'I will go first,' said porcupine.
2. n. possessive connective; used with nouns that are absent from the place of speaking in the high style
haasgas Maadzi Marjie’s dog
3. Preverbal. marks reported speech
Awil 'nii int dzagwas nagwaat, dayagas g̱ahawt. Because, he said, that's what had killed his father.