haiłgéésh

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ha- (up out) + -y- (3rd person object prefix) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -ł- (classifier)-géésh (imperfective stem of root -GIZH, “to cut”).

Verb[edit]

haiłgéésh

  1. he/she is cutting it out

Conjugation[edit]

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

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person haashgéésh haiilgéésh hadeiilgéésh
2nd person haniłgéésh haałgéésh hadaałgéésh
3rd person haiłgéésh hadeiłgéésh
4th person hajiłgéésh hadajiłgéésh
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person hááłgizh haiilgizh hadashiilgizh
2nd person háíníłgizh haoołgizh hadashoołgizh
3rd person hayííłgizh hadeishgizh
4th person hajííłgizh hadajishgizh

Verbal stems[edit]

  • IMPERFECTIVE: -géésh
  • PERFECTIVE: -gizh
  • FUTURE: -gish
  • ITERATIVE: -gish
  • OPTATIVE: -géésh