déesxéél

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

di- (oral) + -ni- (adjectival) + -si- (modal) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -ł- (classifier)-yéél (neuter perfective stem of root -YÉÉL, “to be calm”).

The root onset, originally *gh (> y), devoices after ł-classifier: ł + ghéél > ł + héél.

For the high tone on the prefix complex, see also díní-.

Verb[edit]

déesxéél

  1. it/he/she is quiet, noiseless, still, calm

Usage notes[edit]

This is a neuter verb that uses only the perfective mode.

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Neuter perfective (si), with some irregularities (see also díní-).

PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person díníshhéél díníilyéél dadíníilyéél
2nd person díníłhéél dínóołhéél dadínóołhéél
3rd person déesxéél dadéesxéél
4th person jidéesxéél dazdéesxéél

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