shijaaʼ

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NavajoEdit

EtymologyEdit

si-(modal) + -Ø-(3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø-(classifier) + -jaaʼ (neuter perfective stem of root -JAAʼ, “to handle a profusion of objects”).

VerbEdit

shijaaʼ

  1. they lie somewhere, are located somewhere (profusion of small, visually difficult to count objects as sand, seeds or pebbles)

Usage notesEdit

This verb is limited to expression in the singular third person and refers to one group of small items. For multiple groups, use the verb naazhjaaʼ.

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

ConjugationEdit

Paradigm: Neuter perfective (si), third person only.

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NounEdit

shijaaʼ

  1. my ear
    Shinááʼ, áchį́į́h, azééʼ, shijaaʼ.‎ ― My eyes, my nose, my mouth, my ears.
    Shinááʼ áchį́į́h azééʼ shijaaʼ.‎ ― My eyes and nose are in my mouth.

InflectionEdit