ha- (“up out”) + -y- (3rd person object prefix) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -ł- (classifier, causative) + -máás (imperfective stem of root -MÁÁZ, “to roll”).
The stem -máás (“globular, spherical, ball-like shape”) is cognate with -bą́ą́z (“hooplike, ringlike shape”), and they have the same origin, which possibly is Proto-Athabaskan *wątsʼ (“roll”)
- he/she is rolling it up out
Paradigm: Momentaneous (Ø/yi), with da-shift.
- ITERATIVE: -mas
- OPTATIVE: -máás