shijaaʼ

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

-s- ‎(durative-static aspect) + -Ø- ‎(3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- ‎(classifier) + -jaaʼ ‎(to move (of multiple small objects), perfective verb stem)

Verb[edit]

shijaaʼ

  1. they (relatively small objects) lie somewhere, are located somewhere

Usage notes[edit]

This verb is limited to expression in the singular third person. For multiple objects, use the verb naazhjaaʼ.

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

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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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