-CHA

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Athabaskan *čʷe̓ɣ (to cry).

Cognate root found in Ahtna tsagh (he is crying).

Root[edit]

-CHA

  1. to cry
Theme Category Bases Transitive bases (O + ł)
Ø operative

S cries

S makes O cry

Stem set[edit]

Aspect IMP PERF FUT ITER OPT
MOM -chééh -cha -chah -chah -chééh
DUR -cha -cha -chah -chah -cha

See also Appendix: Roots and stems derivation.

Derived terms[edit]

Navajo terms belonging to the root -CHA (cry)