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NavajoEdit

EtymologyEdit

y- (3rd person object prefix) + -◌́- (ni-modal 3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier)-yeeh (imperfective stem of root -YĮ́, “to handle loads, burdens”).

VerbEdit

yíyeeh

  1. he/she is arriving carrying or hauling it (a load or pack)
  2. he/she gives it (a burden, pack, or load)

ConjugationEdit

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

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person nishheeh niigeeh daniigeeh
2nd person níyeeh nohheeh danohheeh
3rd person yíyeeh deíyeeh
4th person jíyeeh dajíyeeh
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person níyį́ niigį́ daniigį́
2nd person yíníyį́ nooyį́ danooyį́
3rd person yiníyį́ deizyį́
4th person jiníyį́ dajizyį́
FUTURE singular duoplural plural
1st person deeshhééł diigééł dadiigééł
2nd person dííyééł doohhééł dadoohhééł
3rd person yidooyééł deidooyééł
4th person jidooyééł dazhdooyééł

Verbal stemsEdit

  • ITERATIVE: -d + -yééh = -gééh
  • OPTATIVE: -yééh

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