didzééh

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

di- (arms, legs) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -d- (classifier)-dzééh (imperfective stem of root -DZAʼ, “to stagger”).

The stem and root may actually be -zééh / -ZAʼ.

Verb[edit]

didzééh

  1. he/she is staggering somewhere, stumbling somewhere

Usage notes[edit]

This verb calls for an adverb or postpositional phrase describing the destination of the action.

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Momentaneous (Ø/yi), with da-shift, with some irregularities (shift to si-perfective in the duoplural and plural forms).

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person disdzééh diidzééh dadiidzééh
2nd person dídzééh dohdzééh dadohdzééh
3rd person didzééh dadidzééh
4th person jididzééh dazhdidzééh
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person deesdzaʼ deedzaʼ dadeedzaʼ
2nd person díínídzaʼ disoohdzaʼ dadisoohdzaʼ
3rd person doodzaʼ dadeesdzaʼ
4th person jidoodzaʼ dazhdeesdzaʼ

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