łibá

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

łi- (color prefix) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier) + -bá (imperfective verb stem). The łi- prefix appears to have originated historically from the -ł- classifier.

Verb[edit]

łibá

  1. it is gray
    Biyázhí neiyéhé łibá — The (one or two) opossum is gray.
    Biyázhí neiyéhé daalbá — The (three or more) opossums are gray.

Usage notes[edit]

This is a neuter verb. As such, it has only the imperfective stem.

Conjugation[edit]

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person łinishbá łiniibá dałiniibá
2nd person łiníbá łinohbá dałinohbá
3rd person łibá daalbá
4th person jilbá dajilbá

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