naniseʼ

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

na- (atelic, circuital) + -ni- (thematic) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -ł- (classifier)-yeʼ (continuative imperfective stem of root -YĄ́, “to grow”).

Verb[edit]

naniseʼ

  1. vegetation grows around here and there
  2. (The distributive form ndaniseʼ refers to plants) plants grow here and there
    Kwii nátʼoh ndaniseʼ.Tobacco plants grow around here.

Usage notes[edit]

This verb is grammatically to expression in the third person.

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Continuative (Ø/si), third person only.

IMPERFECTIVE singular plural dist. plural
3rd person naniseʼ ndaniseʼ
PERFECTIVE singular plural dist. plural
3rd person naneeseʼ ndaneeseʼ
FUTURE singular plural dist. plural
3rd person ndínóoseeł ndadínóoseeł

Stem set[edit]

  • IMPERFECTIVE: -yeʼ
  • PERFECTIVE: -yą́ / -yeʼ
  • FUTURE: -yeeł
  • ITERATIVE: -yeeh
  • OPTATIVE: -yeʼ

Related terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

naniseʼ

  1. vegetation
  2. plant

Synonyms[edit]