honiłné

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ho- (space, area, things) + -ni- (thematic) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -ł- (classifier)-né (conclusive imperfective stem of root -NÁ, “to win”).

Verb[edit]

honiłné

  1. he/she is winning it, is better at it
    Baa honéłná. — I won over him, I beat him, he lost to me.

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Conclusive (Ø/si).

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person honishné honiilné dahoniilné
2nd person honíłné honołné dahonołné
3rd person honiłné dahoniłné
4th person hozhniłné dahozhniłné
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person honéłná honeelná dahoneelná
2nd person honíníłná honoołná dahonoołná
3rd person honeesná dahoneesná
4th person hozhneesná dahozhneesná