wolyé

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

yi- (lexical prefix) + ni- (mental) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -l- (classifier) + -yé (imperfective verb stem)

Verb[edit]

wolyé

  1. he/she/it is called, his/her name is
    haash yinílyé? — what is your name?
    Cháalatsoh bimá éí Asdzą́ą́łchííʼ wolyé — Big Charlie’s mother’s name is Red Woman.
    Kii wolyé — his name is Kii.
    Dáághahii dóó Bilagáana kʼehjígo Canada wolyé — In French and in English, it is called Canada.
  2. it means

Conjugation[edit]

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person yinishyé yiniilyé deiniilyé
2nd person yinílyé yinołyé deinołyé
3rd person wolyé daolyé
4th person joolyé dajoolyé
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person yisisyeʼ yisiilyeʼ deisiilyeʼ
2nd person yisínílyeʼ yisoołyeʼ deisoołyeʼ
3rd person woosyeʼ daoosyeʼ
4th person joosyeʼ dajoosyeʼ