For the phoneme /d/, one can argue that the Cree and French components behave differently. For the French elements, it is part of the normal phoneme inventory, and appears initially, medially (dilet 'milk', budaen 'sausage', vyand 'meat'). For Cree elements, it is only found in specific environments:
(1) initially in verbs. Here a verb starting in /t/ has merged with the prefix ni- into d-, as in dipaheenaan 'we pay', from the verb tipah- 'to pay'.
(2) in the verb prefix doo-, meaning 'go and...' (Plains Cree equivalent nitawi-, from which it is derived).
(2) in a few stems, such as taandee 'where', diachronically derived from taanitee (drop of vowel -i- and subsequent assimilation of /nt/ to /d/).