naaznil

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

naaznil

  1. they lie around somewhere, are located somewhere (groups of several, separable and visually countable objects)

Usage notes[edit]

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

For a single group, use the verb sinil.

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 (sinil) naaznil ndaaznil

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