łigai

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

łigai

  1. it is white.
    Shash łigai — The (one or two) bear is white.
    Shash daalgai — The (three or more) bears are white.

Usage notes[edit]

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

Conjugation[edit]

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person łinishgai łiniigai dałiniigai
2nd person łinígai łinohgai dałinohgai
3rd person łigai daalgai
4th person jilgai dajilgai

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