hanidááh

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ha- (up out) + -ni- (thematic) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -d- (classifier)-dááh (imperfective stem of root -DAAʼ, “to dance”).

Verb[edit]

hanidááh

  1. they are starting to celebrate noisily, boisterously

Usage notes[edit]

This verb cannot be expressed with singular number.

Conjugation[edit]

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

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person haniidááh hadaniidááh
2nd person hanohdááh hadanohdááh
3rd person hanidááh hadanidááh
4th person hazhnidááh hadazhnidááh
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person haniidaaʼ hadaniidaaʼ
2nd person hanoohdaaʼ hadanoohdaaʼ
3rd person hanoodaaʼ hadaneesdaaʼ
4th person hazhnoodaaʼ hadazhneesdaaʼ