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di- (into fire, disjunct prefix) + -y- (3rd person object prefix) + -di- (fire) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -ł- (classifier)-jeeh (imperfective stem of root -JÉÉʼ, “to lay down, to position — 3+ objects of animate, stick-like or string-like classes”).

Lit. to lay them (wood sticks) into fire.



  1. he/she is making it, starting it, building it (a fire)


Paradigm: Momentaneous (Ø/yi).

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person didishjeeh didiiljeeh didadiiljeeh
2nd person didíłjeeh didołjeeh didadołjeeh
3rd person diidiłjeeh dideidiłjeeh
4th person dizhdiłjeeh didazhdiłjeeh
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person didííłjééʼ didiiljééʼ didadiiljééʼ
2nd person didííníłjééʼ didoołjééʼ didadoołjééʼ
3rd person diidííłjééʼ dideidííłjééʼ
4th person dizhdííłjééʼ didazhdííłjééʼ
FUTURE singular duoplural plural
1st person didideeshjah dididiiljah didadidiiljah
2nd person dididííłjah dididoołjah didadidoołjah
3rd person diididoołjah dideididoołjah
4th person dizhdidoołjah didazhdidoołjah

Related terms[edit]

  • PERFECTIVE: -jééʼ
  • FUTURE: -jah
  • ITERATIVE: -jah
  • OPTATIVE: -jeeh