áłtsʼíísí

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ʼá- (comparative) + -Ø- (ni-modal 3rd person subject prefix) + -ł- (classifier)-tsʼíísí (neuter imperfective stem of root -TSʼÍÍSÍ, “to be small”)

Verb[edit]

áłtsʼíísí

  1. he/she/it is small, little, tiny, short
    Shighan áłtsʼíísí yeeʼ.
    My house is very small.

Usage notes[edit]

This is a neuter verb that uses only the imperfective mode.

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Neuter imperfective (ni)

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person ánístsʼíísí ániiltsʼíísí ádaniiltsʼíísí
2nd person áníłtsʼíísí ánółtsʼíísí ádanołtsʼíísí
3rd person áłtsʼíísí ádaałtsʼíísí
4th person ájíłtsʼíísí ádajíłtsʼíísí

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