nízin

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ni- (mental) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier) + -zin (imperfective verb stem).

This verb exhibits irregular tones on the inner prefix /ni/ syllable in the second-person singular and third-person singular and duoplural forms.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

nízin

  1. he/she thinks something, is of the opinion
    Ashkii léi háágóó deeyá nínízin? ― Where do you think that boy is going?
    George shíká adoolwoł nisin. ― I think George will help me.

Usage notes[edit]

This is a neuter verb that uses only the imperfective mode. The conjugation is identical as for yinízin (he/she wants something) in all cases except for the third person.

Conjugation[edit]

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person nisin niidzin daniidzin
2nd person nínízin nohsin danohsin
3rd person nízin danízin
4th person jinízin daznízin

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