naalnish

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

na- (atelic, circuital) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -l- (classifier, thematic)-nish (continuative imperfective stem of root -NISH, “to work”).

Verb[edit]

naalnish

  1. he/she works, has a job, is employed
    Shizhéʼé Wááshindoon naalnish.My father works for the government.
  2. it works, functions, operates
    bee iigisí doo naalnish da.The washing machine doesn't work.

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Continuative (Ø/si).

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person naashnish neiilnish nideiilnish
2nd person nanilnish naołnish nidaałnish
3rd person naalnish nidaalnish
4th person nijilnish nidajilnish
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person nishishnish nishiilnish nidashiilnish
2nd person nishínílnish nishoołnish nidashoołnish
3rd person naashnish nidaashnish
4th person nijishnish nidajishnish
FUTURE singular duoplural plural
1st person ndeeshnish ndiilnish ndadiilnish
2nd person ndíílnish ndoołnish ndadoołnish
3rd person ndoolnish ndadoolnish
4th person nizhdoolnish ndazhdoolnish

Verbal stems[edit]

  • IMPERFECTIVE: -nish
  • PERFECTIVE: -nish
  • FUTURE: -nish
  • ITERATIVE: -nish
  • OPTATIVE: -nish

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • inaanish (profession, occupation, career)