naazlá

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

na- (atelic, circuital) + -z- (si-perfective 3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier)-lá (neuter perfective stem of root -LÁ, “to handle slender flexible objects”).

Verb[edit]

naazlá

  1. they lie around somewhere, are located somewhere (slender flexible objects as ropes, chains, belts)
  2. they lie around somewhere, are located somewhere (pairs of objects as shoes, socks, scissors)
  3. they lie around somewhere, are located somewhere (conglomeration as constellations, kernels, words of a language,...)
  4. they lie around somewhere, are located somewhere (objects of unknown shape)

Usage notes[edit]

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

For a single item, use the verb silá.

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 (silá) naazlá ndaazlá

See also[edit]