sidá

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See also: sida, Sida, SIDA, siða, and síða

Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

si- (modal) + -Ø- (classifier)-dá (neuter perfective stem of root -DÁ, “to sit — 1 actor”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sidá

  1. he/she is sitting, is at home, is waiting
    Bikááʼ dahasdáhí bikááʼ dah sidá.
    He/she is sitting on a chair.
    Shimá bibaʼ sédá.
    I’m waiting for my mother.
    Kweʼé sédá.
    I’m seated here.
    Tááʼ yiskáńdą́ą́ʼ áadi sédáá ńtʼééʼ.
    I was there three days ago. (past tense)
    dah sidá
    He sits up at an elevation

Usage notes[edit]

This verb is used for sitting individually (one actor). For sitting in pairs, see siké. For sitting in groups of three or more, see naháaztą́.

Dual or plural forms of this verb refer to subjects sitting individually independently one from another.

Ashiiké naazdá / ndaazdá.The boys are sitting, each by themselves.

This is a neuter verb. As such, it is conjugated only in the perfective.

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Neuter perfective (si).

Positional si-perfective verbs like sidá form their plural with na-/ni-/n-, with or without distributive da-.

PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person sédá siidá nsiidá / ndasiidá
2nd person sínídá soodá nisoodá / ndasoodá
3rd person sidá naazdá / ndaazdá
4th person jizdá njizdá / ndajizdá

4th person has variants: dzizdá, ndzizdá and ndadzizdá.

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