haaʼeeł

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ha- (up out) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier)-ʼeeł (imperfective stem of root -ʼÉÉL, “to float”).

Verb[edit]

haaʼeeł

  1. he/she/it is floating up out (as from a sunken box)
  2. he/she is stillborn, miscarried, premature

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Momentaneous (Ø/yi), with da-shift.

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person haashʼeeł haiiʼeeł hadeiiʼeeł
2nd person haniʼeeł haahʼeeł hadaahʼeeł
3rd person haaʼeeł hadaaʼeeł
4th person hajiʼeeł hadajiʼeeł
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person hááʼéél haiiʼéél hadasiiʼéél
2nd person háíníʼéél haooʼéél hadasooʼéél
3rd person hááʼéél hadaazʼéél
4th person hajííʼéél hadajizʼéél
FUTURE singular duoplural plural
1st person hadeeshʼoł hadiiʼoł hadadiiʼoł
2nd person hadííʼoł hadoohʼoł hadadoohʼoł
3rd person hadooʼoł hadadooʼoł
4th person hazhdooʼoł hadazhdooʼoł

Verbal stems[edit]

  • IMPERFECTIVE: -ʼeeł
  • PERFECTIVE: -ʼéél
  • FUTURE: -ʼoł
  • ITERATIVE: -ʼoł
  • OPTATIVE: -ʼeeł

Related terms[edit]