shijaaʼ

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

si- (modal) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier)-jaaʼ (neuter perfective stem of root -JAAʼ, “to handle a profusion of objects”).

Verb[edit]

shijaaʼ

  1. they lie somewhere, are located somewhere (profusion of small, visually difficult to count objects as sand, seeds or pebbles)

Usage notes[edit]

This verb is limited to expression in the singular third person and refers to one group of small items. For multiple groups, use the verb naazhjaaʼ.

This is a neuter verb that uses only the perfective mode.

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Neuter perfective (si), third person only.

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Noun[edit]

shijaaʼ

  1. my ear
    Shinááʼ, áchį́į́h, azééʼ, shijaaʼ.My eyes, my nose, my mouth, my ears.
    Shinááʼ áchį́į́h azééʼ shijaaʼ.My eyes and nose are in my mouth.

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