nádleeh

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ná- (back, reversionary) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -d- (classifier, shift triggered by ná-)-leeh (imperfective stem of root -LĮ́Į́ʼ, “to become”).

Verb[edit]

nádleeh

  1. (reversionary of yileeh,“to become”) he/she is reverting to a previous state or condition

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Continuative (Ø/si).

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person náshdleeh néiidleeh nídeiidleeh
2nd person nánídleeh náhdleeh nídaahdleeh
3rd person nádleeh nídaadleeh
4th person níjídleeh nídajidleeh
Unspecified Passive A Passive B
Spatial náhádleeh
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person nísísdlį́į́ʼ nísiidlį́į́ʼ nídasiidlį́į́ʼ
2nd person nísínídlį́į́ʼ nísoohdlį́į́ʼ nídasoohdlį́į́ʼ
3rd person násdlį́į́ʼ nídaasdlį́į́ʼ
4th person níjísdlį́į́ʼ nídajisdlį́į́ʼ
Unspecified Passive A Passive B
Spatial náhásdlį́į́ʼ

See also[edit]

Noun[edit]

nádleeh

  1. hermaphrodite
  2. homosexual