naaztłééʼ

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

na- (atelic, circuital) + -z- (si-perfective 3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier)-tłééʼ (neuter perfective stem of root -TŁÉÉʼ, “to handle mushy matter”).

Verb[edit]

naaztłééʼ

  1. they (mushy matter as mud, butter) 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 ndaaztłééʼ, refering to a plurality of objects lying in groups.

For a single item, use the verb sitłééʼ.

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 (sitłééʼ) naaztłééʼ ndaaztłééʼ

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