naatʼaʼ

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

na- (atelic, circuital) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -d- (classifier, thematic)-tʼaʼ (continuative imperfective stem of root -TʼAʼ, “to fly”).

Verb[edit]

naatʼaʼ

  1. to fly around (a bird or an airplane); (in the perfective) to make a round-trip flying
    Shił naatʼaʼ.I fly around on it. (lit. It flies around with me)

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Continuative (Ø/si), third person only.

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person
2nd person
3rd person naatʼaʼ nidaatʼaʼ
4th person
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person
2nd person
3rd person naastʼaʼ nidaastʼaʼ
4th person
FUTURE singular duoplural plural
1st person
2nd person
3rd person nidootʼah nidadootʼah
4th person

Verbal stems[edit]

  • IMPERFECTIVE: -tʼááh
  • CONTINUATIVE: -tʼaʼ
  • PERFECTIVE: -tʼaʼ
  • FUTURE: -tʼah
  • ITERATIVE: -tʼah
  • OPTATIVE: -tʼááh