alzhish

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ʼa- (unspecified person object prefix) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -l- (classifier)-zhish (imperfective stem of root -ZHIIZH, “to poke, move rhythmically”).

Verb[edit]

alzhish

  1. he/she is dancing

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Durative (Ø/yi)

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person ashzhish iilzhish daʼiilzhish
2nd person ílzhish ołzhish daʼołzhish
3rd person alzhish daʼalzhish
4th person ajilzhish daʼjilzhish
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person eeshzhiizh iilzhiizh daʼiilzhiizh
2nd person íínílzhiizh oołzhiizh daʼoołzhiizh
3rd person oolzhiizh daʼoolzhiizh
4th person ajoolzhiizh daʼjoolzhiizh
FUTURE singular duoplural plural
1st person adeeshzhish adiilzhish daʼdiilzhish
2nd person adíílzhish adoołzhish daʼdoołzhish
3rd person adoolzhish daʼdoolzhish
4th person azhdoolzhish dazhʼdoolzhish

Verbal stems[edit]

  • IMPERFECTIVE: -zhish
  • PERFECTIVE: -zhiizh
  • FUTURE: -zhish
  • ITERATIVE: -zhish
  • OPTATIVE: -zhish

Related terms[edit]