nizhóní

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ni- (adjectival) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier) + -zhǫ́ (imperfective verb stem) + (nominalizing suffix); resulting noun later repurposed as a verb

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

nizhóní

  1. it/he/she is pretty, beautiful
  2. it/he/she is clean, good, nice, fine, neat

Usage notes[edit]

This is a neuter verb. As such, it has only the imperfective stem.

Conjugation[edit]

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person nishzhóní niijóní daniijóní
2nd person nízhóní nohzhóní danohzhóní
3rd person nizhóní danizhóní
4th person jízhóní dajízhóní

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