łibá

See also: liba

NavajoEdit

EtymologyEdit

łi- (color prefix) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier) + -bá (imperfective verb stem). The łi- prefix appears to have originated historically from the -ł- classifier.

VerbEdit

łibá

  1. it is gray
    Biyázhí neiyéhé łibá — The (one or two) opossum is gray.
    Biyázhí neiyéhé daalbá — The (three or more) opossums are gray.

Usage notesEdit

This is a neuter verb. As such, it has only the imperfective stem.

ConjugationEdit

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person łinishbá łiniibá dałiniibá
2nd person łiníbá łinohbá dałinohbá
3rd person łibá daalbá
4th person jilbá dajilbá

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 6 August 2013, at 18:09