hiiłchʼįįh

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hi- (thematic) + -yi- (night passes) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -ł- (classifier)chʼįįh (imperfective stem of root -CHʼĮʼ, “to become evening”).

Verb[edit]

hiiłchʼįįh

  1. evening is falling, twilight is falling, it is becoming late afternoon

Usage notes[edit]

This verb is semantically limited to expression in the third person.

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Momentaneous (Ø/yi), third person only.

3rd person singular
IMPERFECTIVE hiiłchʼįįh
PERFECTIVE hííłchʼįʼ
FUTURE hidoołchʼįįł

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