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EtymologyEdit

ná- (back, reversionary) + -ho- (space, area, things) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -d- (classifier, shift triggered by ná-)-leeh (imperfective stem of root -LĮ́Į́ʼ, “to become”).

VerbEdit

náhádleeh

  1. (Spatial person of nádleeh, itself reversionary of yileeh “to become”) things come back into being, are being restored, regenerate.
    hózhǫ́ náhásdlį́į́ʼ
    it has become beauty again; harmony is restored
    Dąągo nahasdzáán bikááʼ tłʼoh bee hodootłʼizh nínáhádleeh.
    In the springtime the earth’s surface gets back to its cover of green.

ConjugationEdit

Paradigm: Momentaneous (Ø/si), third person only.

3rd person singular
IMPERFECTIVE náhádleeh
PERFECTIVE náhásdlį́į́ʼ
FUTURE náhodoodleeł
ITERATIVE nínáhádleeh
OPTATIVE náhódleʼ

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