hólǫ́

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See also: holo, hölö, hoʻoholo, and holo-

Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ho-(space, area, things) + -◌́- (ni-modal 3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø-(classifier) + -lǫ́ (neuter imperfective stem of root -LĮĮD, “to exist”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

hólǫ́

  1. there is, there are
    hólǫ́ — there is water
  2. he/she/it exists, is located somewhere
  3. he/she/it has
    Kii bimá dóó bizhéʼé hólǫ́. — Kii has a mother and father.
    Kii bimá dóó bizhéʼé bighan hólǫ́. — Kii’s parents have a home.

Usage notes[edit]

This verb refers to existence and location. When describing what or how something is, use the verb nilį́ for animate subjects, and átʼé for inanimate subjects.

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

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Neuter imperfective (ni).

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person honishłǫ́ honiidlǫ́ dahoniidlǫ́
2nd person honílǫ́ honohłǫ́ dahonohłǫ́
3rd person hólǫ́ dahólǫ́
4th person hojílǫ́ dahojílǫ́

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