Prenouns are particles which must be attached to nouns in order to function within a sentence.
The boldfaced elements in examples (1) and (2) illustrate prenouns. Again, they are written with hyphens (-) to indicate that they are bound (much like dependent stem nouns) and cannot stand alone as words.
(1) miyo- “good; well”: miyo-nāpēw “good man”; miyo-masinahikan “good book”, etc.
(1) kihci- “great; superb” kihci-iskwēw “grand lady”; kihci-atawēwikamik “department store; Hudson’s Bay Company store”