hoozkʼaz

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ho- (space, area, things) + -si- (modal) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier)-kʼaz (neuter perfective stem of root -KʼAAZ, “to be cold”).

Verb[edit]

hoozkʼaz

  1. it (a space or area) is cold

Usage notes[edit]

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

This is a neuter verb that uses only the perfective mode.

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Neuter perfective (si), third person only.

See yééhoossįįd for a similar lengthening of ho- in the si-perfective.

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