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na- (atelic, circuital) + -y- (3rd person object prefix) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier)-chʼąąh (continuative imperfective stem of root -CHʼĄĄʼ, “to decorate”).



  1. he/she is decorating it, illustrating it (a book)
  2. he/she is making it (a drawing or painting)
  3. he/she is drawing or painting it (the subject matter), depicting it by drawing or painting


Paradigm: Continuative (Ø/si).

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person naashchʼąąh neiichʼąąh nideiichʼąąh
2nd person nanichʼąąh naahchʼąąh nidaahchʼąąh
3rd person neichʼąąh nideichʼąąh
4th person nijichʼąąh nidajichʼąąh
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person nishéchʼąąʼ nishiichʼąąʼ nidashiichʼąąʼ
2nd person nishíníchʼąąʼ nishoochʼąąʼ nidashoochʼąąʼ
3rd person neizhchʼąąʼ nideizhchʼąąʼ
4th person nijizhchʼąąʼ nidajizhchʼąąʼ
Unspecified Passive A Passive B
Spatial naashchʼąąʼ nabiʼdishchʼąąʼ
FUTURE singular duoplural plural
1st person nideeshchʼąh nidiichʼąh nidadiichʼąh
2nd person nidííchʼąh nidoohchʼąh nidadoohchʼąh
3rd person neidoochʼąh nideidoochʼąh
4th person nizhdoochʼąh nidazhdoochʼąh

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