yooʼį́

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

y- (3rd person object prefix) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier)-ʼį́ (neuter perfective stem of root -ʼĮ́Į́ʼ, “to look”).

Verb[edit]

yooʼį́

  1. he/she sees it

Usage notes[edit]

This is a neuter, irregular verb. As such, it is only conjugated in one mode, which seems to be a combination of perfective and progressive forms.

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Neuter perfective (yi), with some irregularities.

PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person yishʼį́ yiitʼį́ deíníitʼį́
2nd person yíníʼį́ wohʼį́ deínóhʼį́
3rd person yooʼį́ deíʼį́
4th person jooʼį́ dajíʼį́

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