naazʼą́

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

na- (atelic, circuital) + -z- (si-perfective 3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier)-ʼą́ (neuter perfective stem of root -ʼĄ́, “to handle a solid roundish object”).

Verb[edit]

naazʼą́

  1. they (solid roundish objects) lie around somewhere, are located somewhere

Usage notes[edit]

This verb is limited to expression in the third person and refers to multiple items. Also occurs with distributive da- as ndaazʼą́, refering to a plurality of objects lying in groups.

For a single item, use the verb siʼą́.

This is a neuter verb that uses only the perfective stem.

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Neuter perfective (si), third person only.

PERFECTIVE singular plural dist. plural
3rd person (siʼą́) naazʼą́ ndaazʼą́

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