naateeł

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

na- (atelic, circuital) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier)-teeł (continuative imperfective stem of root -TÉÉL, “to slide”).

Verb[edit]

naateeł

  1. he/she is slipping, sliding around, skating around

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Continuative (Ø/si).

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person naashteeł neiiteeł ndeiiteeł
2nd person naniteeł naahteeł ndaahteeł
3rd person naateeł ndaateeł
4th person njiteeł ndajiteeł
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person nisétéél nisiitéél ndasiitéél
2nd person nisínítéél nisootéél ndasootéél
3rd person naaztéél ndaaztéél
4th person njiztéél ndajiztéél
FUTURE singular duoplural plural
1st person ndeeshtił ndiitił ndadiitił
2nd person ndíítił ndoohtił ndadoohtił
3rd person ndootił ndadootił
4th person nizhdootił ndazhdootił

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