sinil

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

si- (modal) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier)-nil (neuter perfective stem of root -NIL, “to handle several objects”).

Verb[edit]

sinil

  1. they lie somewhere, are located somewhere (a group of several, separable and visually countable objects)

Usage notes[edit]

This verb is semantically limited to expression in the third person and refers to a single group. For multiple groups, use the verb naaznil.

This is a neuter verb. As such, it has only the perfective stem.

Conjugation[edit]

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

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