yíchííł

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ni- (terminal aspect) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier) + -chííł (to snow, imperfective verb stem)

Verb[edit]

yíchííł

  1. snow/a snowstorm is arriving

Usage notes[edit]

The perfective form of this verb is translatable as "it is snowing".

This verb is limited to expression in the third person.

Conjugation[edit]

IMPERFECTIVE singular
3rd person yíchííł
PERFECTIVE singular
3rd person ńchííl