naʼatłʼoʼ

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

naʼatłʼoʼ (intransitive)

  1. to put up Christmas decorations
  2. to weave a web
  3. to play the cat's cradle game

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Continuative (Ø/si).

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person naʼashtłʼoʼ naʼiitłʼoʼ ndaʼiitłʼoʼ
2nd person naʼítłʼoʼ naʼohtłʼoʼ ndaʼohtłʼoʼ
3rd person naʼatłʼoʼ ndaʼatłʼoʼ
4th person nʼjitłʼoʼ ndaʼjitłʼoʼ
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person niʼsétłʼǫ́ niʼsiitłʼǫ́ ndaʼsiitłʼǫ́
2nd person niʼsínítłʼǫ́ niʼsootłʼǫ́ ndaʼsootłʼǫ́
3rd person naʼaztłʼǫ́ ndaʼaztłʼǫ́
4th person nʼjiztłʼǫ́ ndaʼjiztłʼǫ́
FUTURE singular duoplural plural
1st person nʼdeeshtłʼooł nʼdiitłʼooł ndaʼdiitłʼooł
2nd person nʼdíítłʼooł nʼdoohtłʼooł ndaʼdoohtłʼooł
3rd person nʼdootłʼooł ndaʼdootłʼooł
4th person nizhʼdootłʼooł ndazhʼdootłʼooł

Noun[edit]

naʼatłʼoʼ

  1. the cat's cradle game

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