neichʼid

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

neichʼid

  1. he/she is directing it, managing it (a business), handling it (a tractor)

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Continuative (Ø/si).

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person naashchʼid neiichʼid nideiichʼid
2nd person nanichʼid naahchʼid nidaahchʼid
3rd person neichʼid nideichʼid
4th person nijichʼid nidajichʼid
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person nishéchʼid nishiichʼid nidashiichʼid
2nd person nishíníchʼid nishoochʼid nidashoochʼid
3rd person neizhchʼid nideizhchʼid
4th person nijizhchʼid nidajizhchʼid
FUTURE singular duoplural plural
1st person ndeeshchʼił ndiichʼił ndadiichʼił
2nd person ndííchʼił ndoohchʼił ndadoohchʼił
3rd person neidoochʼił ndeidoochʼił
4th person nizhdoochʼił ndazhdoochʼił

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