łeʼdilchʼííł

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

łe- (into soil) + ʼa- (unspecified person object prefix) + di- (fire) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -l- (classifier) + -chʼííł (imperfective verb stem). The łe- prefix derives from łeeh (into soil), a contraction of łeezh (soil), and -iih (into).

Verb[edit]

łeʼdilchʼííł

  1. lightning is striking the ground

Usage notes[edit]

This verb is semantically limited to expression in the third person.

Conjugation[edit]

IMPERFECTIVE singular
3rd person łeʼdilchʼííł
PERFECTIVE singular
3rd person łeʼdoolchʼil

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