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NavajoEdit

EtymologyEdit

ni- (modal) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier)-neez (neuter absolute stem of root -NEEZ, “to be long, tall”).

VerbEdit

nineez

  1. it is long; he/she is tall
    Kǫʼ naʼałbąąsii nineez.The train is long.

Usage notesEdit

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

ConjugationEdit

Paradigm: Neuter absolute (ni).

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person nisneez niiʼneez daniiʼneez
2nd person níneez nohneez danohneez
3rd person nineez danineez
4th person jíneez dajíneez
Unspecified íneez Passive A Passive B
Spatial hóneez