łeʼdilchʼííł

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

łe- (into the ground, from łeeh, contraction of łeezh “ground” + -iih “into”) + -ʼa- (unspecified person object prefix) + -di- (fire) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -l- (classifier)-chʼííł (imperfective stem of root -CHʼIL, “lightning strikes”).

Verb[edit]

łeʼdilchʼííł

  1. lightning is striking the ground
    Bił łeʼdilchʼííł.He is struck by lightning.

Usage notes[edit]

This verb is semantically limited to expression in the third person.

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Momentaneous (Ø/yi), third person only.

3rd person singular
IMPERFECTIVE łeʼdilchʼííł
PERFECTIVE łeʼdoolchʼil
FUTURE łediʼdoochʼił

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