ahaʼdeetʼaah

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Etymology[edit]

ʼah- (reciprocal) + -aʼ- (“lending to”) + -di- (thematic) + -ee- (ni-modal 3rd person subject prefix) + -d- (classifier)-ʼaah (imperfective stem of root -ʼĄ́, “to handle SRO”).

Verb[edit]

ahaʼdeetʼaah

  1. to make a treaty, to enter into an agreement, to enter into a contract

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Momentaneous (ni/ni), with partial da-shift.

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person ahadiʼnishtʼaah ahadiʼniitʼaah ahadadiʼniitʼaah
2nd person ahadiʼnítʼaah ahadiʼnohtʼaah ahadadiʼnohtʼaah
3rd person ahaʼdeetʼaah ahadaʼdeetʼaah
4th person ahazhʼdeetʼaah ahadazhʼdeetʼaah
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person ahadiʼnishtʼą́ ahadiʼniitʼą́ ahadadiʼniitʼą́
2nd person ahadííńʼnítʼą́ (?) ahadiʼnoohtʼą́ ahadadiʼnoohtʼą́
3rd person ahaʼdeetʼą́ ahadaʼdeestʼą́
4th person ahazhʼdeetʼą́ ahadazhʼdeestʼą́

Note: the glottal stop of position I (or possibly IV, the “unspecified object” prefix) hops after the di- of position VI when that syllable is not immediately pre-stem.

Verbal stems[edit]

  • IMPERFECTIVE: -tʼaah
  • PERFECTIVE: -tʼą́
  • FUTURE: -tʼááł
  • ITERATIVE: -tʼááh
  • OPTATIVE: -tʼááł

Noun[edit]

ahaʼdeetʼaah

  1. treaty
  2. contract, agreement

Related terms[edit]