dilʼéés

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

di- (limb) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -l- (classifier) + -ʼéés (imperfective verb stem)

Verb[edit]

dilʼéés

  1. he/she is stepping somewhere, placing his/her foot somewhere

Usage notes[edit]

This verb calls for an adverb or postpositional phrase describing the destination of the action.

Conjugation[edit]

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person disʼéés diilʼéés dadiilʼéés
2nd person dílʼéés dołʼéés dadołʼéés
3rd person dilʼéés dadilʼéés
4th person jidilʼéés dazhdilʼéés
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person deesʼeez diilʼeez dadiilʼeez
2nd person díínílʼeez doołʼeez dadoołʼeez
3rd person doolʼeez dadoolʼeez
4th person jidoolʼeez dazhdoolʼeez

Related terms[edit]

  • IMPERFECTIVE: -ʼéés
  • PERFECTIVE: -ʼeez
  • FUTURE: -ʼis
  • ITERATIVE: -ʼis
  • OPTATIVE: -ʼéés