silá

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See also: sila, Sila, síla, silã, silā, and silă

Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

si- (modal) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier)-lá (neuter perfective stem of root -LÁ, “to handle a slender flexible object”).

Verb[edit]

silá

  1. it lies somewhere, is located somewhere (a slender flexible object as a rope, a chain, a belt)
  2. they lie around somewhere, are located somewhere (a pair of objects as shoes, socks, scissors)
  3. it lies somewhere, is located somewhere (object of unknown shape)

Usage notes[edit]

This verb is semantically limited to expression in the third person and refers to a single item. For multiple items, use the verb naazlá.

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

Conjugation[edit]

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

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