łíidilchí

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

łí- (extort) + -y- (3rd person object prefix) + -di- (thematic) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -l- (classifier)-chí (conclusive imperfective stem of root -CHĮ́, “to come into being”).

Verb[edit]

łíidilchí

  1. he/she is flattering him/her up as a prelude to a request or favor

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Conclusive (Ø/si).

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person łídíshchí łídiilchí łídadiilchí
2nd person łídílchí łídółchí łídadołchí
3rd person łíidilchí łídeidilchí
4th person łízhdílchí łídazhdilchí
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person łídéshchį́ łídeelchį́ łídadeelchį́
2nd person łídínílchį́ łídishoołchį́ łídadishoołchį́
3rd person łíideeshchį́ łídeideeshchį́
4th person łízhdeeshchį́ łídazhdeeshchį́