yíchííł

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

y- (peg element) + -◌́- (ni-modal 3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier)-chííł (imperfective stem of root -CHÍÍL, “to snow”).

Verb[edit]

yíchííł

  1. snow/a snowstorm is arriving

Usage notes[edit]

The perfective form of this verb is translatable as "it is snowing".

This verb is limited to expression in the third person.

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Momentaneous (Ø/yi).

3rd person singular
IMPERFECTIVE yíchííł
PERFECTIVE ńchííl
FUTURE