naaʼeeł

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

na-(atelic, circuital) + -Ø-(3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø-(classifier) + -ʼeeł (imperfective stem of root -ʼÉÉL, “to float”).

Verb[edit]

naaʼeeł

  1. he/she is floating about
    Dah naaʼeełhe floats on the surface.

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Continuative (Ø/si).

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person naashʼeeł neiiʼeeł nideiiʼeeł
2nd person naniʼeeł naahʼeeł nidaahʼeeł
3rd person naaʼeeł nidaaʼeeł
4th person nijiʼeeł nidajiʼeeł
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person niséʼéél nisiiʼéél nidasiiʼéél
2nd person nisíníʼéél nisooʼéél nidasooʼéél
3rd person naazʼéél nidaazʼéél
4th person nijizʼéél nidajizʼéél
FUTURE singular duoplural plural
1st person ndeeshʼoł ndiiʼoł ndadiiʼoł
2nd person ndííʼoł ndoohʼoł ndadoohʼoł
3rd person ndooʼoł ndadooʼoł
4th person nizhdooʼoł ndazhdooʼoł