aheełtʼé

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ʼah- (reciprocal) + -ee- (ni-modal 3rd person subject prefix) + -ł- (classifier)-tʼé (neuter imperfective stem of root -TʼEʼ, “to be”)

Verb[edit]

aheełtʼé

  1. they are alike, similar, same
  2. they are equal

Usage notes[edit]

This is a neuter verb that uses only the imperfective stem.

Singular subjects must use a form of bił:

Ex: Tʼáá shił aheełtʼé – he's just like me.

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Neuter imperfective (ni)

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person ahinishtʼé ahiniiltʼé ahidaniiltʼé
2nd person ahiníłtʼé ahinołtʼé ahidanołtʼé
3rd person aheełtʼé ahidaałtʼé
4th person ahijíłtʼé ahidajíłtʼé

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