hólǫ́

See also: holo, hölö, hoʻoholo, and holo-

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NavajoEdit

EtymologyEdit

ho- ‎(indefinite spatial pronoun) + ni- ‎(adjectival) + -Ø- ‎(3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- ‎(classifier) + -lǫ́ ‎(neuter verb stem) (from -lįįd ‎(perfective stem, to exist))

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

hólǫ́

  1. there is, there are
    hólǫ́ — there is water
  2. he/she/it exists, is located somewhere
  3. he/she/it has
    Kii bimá dóó bizhéʼé hólǫ́. — Kii has a mother and father.
    Kii bimá dóó bizhéʼé bighan hólǫ́. — Kii’s parents have a home.

Usage notesEdit

This verb refers to existence and location. When describing what or how something is, use the verb nilį́ for animate subjects, and átʼé for inanimate subjects.

This is a neuter verb that only uses the imperfective mode.

ConjugationEdit

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person honishłǫ́ honiidlǫ́ dahoniidlǫ́
2nd person honílǫ́ honohłǫ́ dahonohłǫ́
3rd person hólǫ́ dahólǫ́
4th person hojílǫ́ dahojílǫ́

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