átʼé

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See also: ate, ATE, até, -ate, and -áte

Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ʼá- (comparatively) + ni- (adjectival) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier) + -tʼé (imperfective verb stem)

Verb[edit]

átʼé

  1. it is
    díí tó átʼé — this is water
    ałʼąą átʼé — they are different
  2. could

Usage notes[edit]

This verb is generally used for inanimate subjects. When describing people, use the verb nilį́ instead.

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

Conjugation[edit]

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person áníshtʼé ániitʼé ádaniitʼé
2nd person áńtʼé ánóhtʼé ádanohtʼé
3rd person átʼé ádaatʼé
4th person ájítʼé ádajítʼé
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person áníshtʼéé nítʼééʼ ániitʼéé nítʼééʼ ádaniitʼéé nítʼééʼ
2nd person áńtʼéé nítʼééʼ ánóhtʼéé nítʼééʼ ádanohtʼéé nítʼééʼ
3rd person átʼéé nítʼééʼ ádaatʼéé nítʼééʼ
4th person ájítʼéé nítʼééʼ ádajítʼéé nítʼééʼ
FUTURE singular duoplural plural
1st person áníshtʼée doo ániitʼée doo ádaniitʼée doo
2nd person áńtʼée doo ánóhtʼée doo ádanohtʼée doo
3rd person átʼée doo ádaatʼée doo
4th person ájítʼée doo ádajítʼée doo