áłtsʼóózí

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ʼá- (comparative) + -Ø- (ni-modal 3rd person subject prefix) + -ł- (classifier)-tsʼóóz (imperfective stem of root -TSʼÓÓZÍ, “to be slender”) + (nominalizing suffix), resulting noun later repurposed as a verb.

Verb[edit]

áłtsʼóózí

  1. he/she/it is narrow, slim, slender

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 ánístsʼóózí ániiltsʼóózí ádaniiltsʼóózí
2nd person áníłtsʼóózí ánółtsʼóózí ádanołtsʼóózí
3rd person áłtsʼóózí ádaałtsʼóózí
4th person ájíłtsʼóózí ádajíłtsʼóózí
Unspecified Passive A Passive B
Spatial áhoołtsʼóózí