nilʼąąh

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See also: nilʼaah

Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ni- (thematic) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -l- (classifier)-ʼąąh (imperfective stem of root -ʼĄĄD, “to reach a level”).

Verb[edit]

nilʼąąh

  1. he/she is able to do something
  2. he/she can afford something
  3. he/she is attaining some level of skill or ability

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Momentaneous (Ø/si), with some irregularities (in the perfective).

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person nishʼąąh niilʼąąh daniilʼąąh
2nd person nílʼąąh nołʼąąh danołʼąąh
3rd person nilʼąąh danilʼąąh
4th person jinilʼąąh dazhnilʼąąh
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person nééshʼąąd niilʼąąd daniilʼąąd
2nd person níínílʼąąd noołʼąąd danoołʼąąd
3rd person néesʼąąd danéesʼąąd
4th person jinéesʼąąd dazhnéesʼąąd