iizą́

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ʼa- (unspecified person object prefix) + -hi- (seriative) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier)-zą́ (durative imperfective stem of root -ZĄ́Ą́ʼ, “beat oneʼs wife”).

Verb[edit]

iizą́

  1. he/she is beating his/her spouse

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Durative (Ø/yi).

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person iisą́ ayiidzą́ daʼayiidzą́
2nd person iyízą́ ayohsą́ daʼayohsą́
3rd person iizą́ daʼiizą́
4th person ajiizą́ daʼjiizą́
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person ayíízą́ą́ʼ ayiidzą́ą́ʼ daʼayiidzą́ą́ʼ
2nd person ayíínízą́ą́ʼ ayoozą́ą́ʼ daʼayoozą́ą́ʼ
3rd person ayíízą́ą́ʼ daʼayíízą́ą́ʼ
4th person ajiyíízą́ą́ʼ daʼjiyíízą́ą́ʼ

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