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NavajoEdit

EtymologyEdit

y- (3rd person object prefix) + -◌́- (ni-modal 3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier)-jááh (imperfective stem of root -JAAʼ, “to handle a profusion of small objects”).

VerbEdit

yíjááh

  1. he/she is bringing them, arriving carrying them (profusion of small objects as seeds)
  2. (with baa) he/she gives them to him/her

ConjugationEdit

Paradigm: Momentaneous (ni/ni), with partial da-shift.

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person nishjááh niijááh daniijááh
2nd person níjááh nohjááh danohjááh
3rd person yíjááh deíjááh
4th person jíjááh dajíjááh
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person níjaaʼ niijaaʼ daniijaaʼ
2nd person yíníjaaʼ noojaaʼ danoojaaʼ
3rd person yiníjaaʼ deizhjaaʼ
4th person jiníjaaʼ dajizhjaaʼ
FUTURE singular duoplural plural
1st person deeshjih diijih dadiijih
2nd person dííjih doohjih dadoohjih
3rd person yidoojih deidoojih
4th person jidoojih dazhdoojih

Verbal stemsEdit

  • IMPERFECTIVE: -jááh
  • PERFECTIVE: -jaaʼ
  • FUTURE: -jih
  • ITERATIVE: -jih
  • OPTATIVE: -jááh

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