iijííł

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ʼa- (away) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier)-jííł (imperfective stem of root -JIL, “to stick out, to pierce”).

Verb[edit]

iijííł

  1. it sticks, pierces, penetrates, stabs (a sharp pointed object as a thorn, a needle, a knife, a stick)
    Baa iijííł.It (a needle) pierces (into) it.
    Hosh shaa ííjil.A thorn stuck me.

Conjugation[edit]

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

3rd person singular
IMPERFECTIVE iijííł
PERFECTIVE ííjil
FUTURE adoojił
ITERATIVE anájił
OPTATIVE oojííł

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