naalchiʼ

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

na- (atelic, circuital) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -l- (classifier)-chiʼ (continuative imperfective stem of root -CHIʼ, “to squat”).

Verb[edit]

naalchiʼ

  1. he/she is spying, scouting
  2. he/she is a spy

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Continuative (Ø/si).

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person naashchiʼ neiilchiʼ nideiilchiʼ
2nd person nanilchiʼ naołchiʼ nidaałchiʼ
3rd person naalchiʼ nidaalchiʼ
4th person nijilchiʼ nidajilchiʼ
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person nishishchiʼ nishiilchiʼ nidashiilchiʼ
2nd person nishínílchiʼ nishoołchiʼ nidashoołchiʼ
3rd person naashchiʼ nidaashchiʼ
4th person nijishchiʼ nidajishchiʼ
FUTURE singular duoplural plural
1st person ndeeshchiił ndiilchiił ndadiilchiił
2nd person ndíílchiił ndoołchiił ndadoołchiił
3rd person ndoolchiił ndadoolchiił
4th person nizhdoolchiił ndazhdoolchiił

Derived terms[edit]