joobaah

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ji- (emotion) + -oo- (meaning unclear, combining form of yini- in the 3rd person) + -Ø- (classifier)-baah (imperfective stem of root -BAʼ, “to be kind”).

Verb[edit]

joobaah

  1. he/she is behaving nicely, generously or helpfully
    Bee naa jiinishbaah.I'm treating you with it, I'm aiding you with it.

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Momentaneous (Ø/si).

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person jiinishbaah, jooshbaah jiiniibaah dajiiniibaah
2nd person jiiníbaah jiinohbaah dajiinohbaah
3rd person joobaah dajoobaah
4th person jijoobaah dajijoobaah
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person jiisébaʼ jiisiibaʼ dajiisiibaʼ
2nd person jiisíníbaʼ jiisoobaʼ dajiisoobaʼ
3rd person joozbaʼ dajoozbaʼ
4th person jijoozbaʼ dajijoozbaʼ

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