hainitá

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ha-(searching for) + -y-(3rd person object prefix) + -ni-(thematic) + -Ø-(3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø-(classifier) + -tá (conclusive imperfective stem of root -TĄ́Ą́ʼ, “to search”).

Verb[edit]

hainitá

  1. he/she is looking for it, searching for it, seeking it

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Conclusive (Ø/si).

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person hanishtá haniitá hadaniitá
2nd person hanítá hanohtá hadanohtá
3rd person hainitá hadeinitá
4th person hazhnitá hadazhnitá
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person hanétą́ą́ʼ haneetą́ą́ʼ hadaneetą́ą́ʼ
2nd person hanínítą́ą́ʼ hanootą́ą́ʼ hadanootą́ą́ʼ
3rd person haineeztą́ą́ʼ hadeineeztą́ą́ʼ
4th person hazhneeztą́ą́ʼ hadazhneeztą́ą́ʼ

Note: the Analytical Lexicon (YMM 1992) states it is Durative aspect, but this comes in contradiction with their grammatical appendix (pp. 868-869) where it is said that “the Durative [...] takes a Ø/yi conjugation pattern” while “essentially a Durative, the Conclusive differs from the Durative in that [...] it takes a Ø/si” conjugation pattern. YM 1987 calls it a continuative, which AL reserves to verbs prefixed with na- (atelic) taking Ø/si pattern. See haatih for the same issue.