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  1. prefix indicating a relatively high degree of affectedness; contrast he-
    ha-komangdi : to blunt something, to make it blunt (contrast he-komangdi : to dull something, to make it less sharp)


  • Marian Klamer, The Alor-Pantar languages: History and Typology (2014, →ISBN


Etymology 1Edit

Represents multiple homophonous thematic prefixes of position I, whose exact identification and etymology remain difficult. Young and Morgan (1987, 1992) identify 6 such prefixes. Their main divider is the perfective paradigm they select (Ø-, yi- or yii-perfective).


ha- (position I)

  1. (Ø/yi) up and out, extraction
  2. (Ø/yi) examine, inspect
  3. (Ø/si) upwards, climbing, ascending
  4. (Ø/si) for, after, search (related to -ka and -ká)
  5. (Ø/si) old, aging, wearing out
  6. (yii/yii) completeness, occurs with di- (see hadii-)

► Navajo verbs with disjunct prefix ha-

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Etymology 2Edit

Alternative form of ho- when found immediately in pre-stem position.


ha- (position IV/V)

  1. indefinite deictic 3rd-person subject pronoun denoting space or area
  2. thematic prefix

► Navajo verbs with object prefix ho/ha-

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