bééhózin

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

b- (3rd person indirect object prefix) + - (“about” ) + -ná- (around) + -ho- (space, area, things) + -◌́- (ni-modal 3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier)-zin (neuter imperfective stem of root -ZĮĮD, “to know”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bééhózin

  1. it is known about, there is knowledge about it, to know about something
    Shił bééhózinI know it, know about it (litt. knowledge is with me)
    Doo bił bééhózin da — She/he/it doesn't know it, doesn't know about it
    Tʼáadoo bił bééhóziní da — There is no one who knows about it
    Doo bééhózin da — it is lost, it has vanished (as a pet or a child) (litt. its whereabouts are not known)

Usage notes[edit]

This verb is limited to expression in the third person.

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

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Neuter imperfective (ni), third person only.

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