naʼachʼąąh

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

na- (atelic, circuital) + -ʼa- (unspecified person object prefix) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier)-chʼąąh (continuative imperfective stem of root -CHʼĄĄʼ, “to decorate”).

Verb[edit]

naʼachʼąąh

  1. to draw, to design, to paint pictures
  2. to be an artist

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Continuative (Ø/si).

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person naʼashchʼąąh naʼiichʼąąh nidaʼiichʼąąh
2nd person naʼíchʼąąh naʼohchʼąąh nidaʼohchʼąąh
3rd person naʼachʼąąh nidaʼachʼąąh
4th person niʼjichʼąąh nidaʼjichʼąąh
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person niʼshéchʼąąʼ niʼshiichʼąąʼ nidaʼshiichʼąąʼ
2nd person niʼshíníchʼąąʼ niʼshoochʼąąʼ nidaʼshoochʼąąʼ
3rd person naʼazhchʼąąʼ nidaʼazhchʼąąʼ
4th person niʼjizhchʼąąʼ nidaʼjizhchʼąąʼ
Unspecified Passive A Passive B
Spatial naʼashchʼąąʼ
FUTURE singular duoplural plural
1st person niʼdeeshchʼąh niʼdiichʼąh nidaʼdiichʼąh
2nd person niʼdííchʼąh niʼdoohchʼąh nidaʼdoohchʼąh
3rd person niʼdoochʼąh nidaʼdoochʼąh
4th person nizhʼdoochʼąh nidazhʼdoochʼąh

Noun[edit]

naʼachʼąąh

  1. art
  2. decoration
  3. illustration

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