achįʼ

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ʼa- (unspecified person object prefix) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier)-chįʼ (imperfective stem of root -CHĄĄʼ, “to defecate”)

Verb[edit]

achįʼ

  1. he/she is defecating

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Conclusive (Ø/si)

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person ashchįʼ iichįʼ daʼiichįʼ
2nd person íchįʼ ohchįʼ daʼohchįʼ
3rd person achįʼ daʼachįʼ
4th person ajichįʼ daʼjichįʼ
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person ashéchąąʼ ashiichąąʼ daʼshiichąąʼ
2nd person ashíníchąąʼ ashoochąąʼ daʼshoochąąʼ
3rd person azhchąąʼ daʼazhchąąʼ
4th person ajizhchąąʼ daʼjizhchąąʼ
FUTURE singular duoplural plural
1st person adeeshchįįł adiichįįł daʼdiichįįł
2nd person adííchįįł adoohchįįł daʼdoohchįįł
3rd person adoochįįł daʼdoochįįł
4th person azhdoochįįł dazhʼdoochįįł

Verbal Stems[edit]

  • IMPERFECTIVE: -chįʼ
  • PERFECTIVE: -chąąʼ
  • FUTURE: -chįįł
  • ITERATIVE: -chįįh
  • OPTATIVE: -chįʼ