Enclitics

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Enclitics
Examples of enclitics
at
kindi
At the
house/store
d66’
from
)lta’d66’
From the school
g00
To, toward
T[‘00g00
To/toward
outside
7g77
The one who
Naalnish7g77
The one who is
working/the one
shich
Yes/no question
Naalnish7sh?
Is he/she
working?
di
7sh
Resource: Din4 Bizaad B7n1hoo’aah: Rediscovering The Navajo Language.
p. 41
Evangeline Parsons Yazzie, Ed.D.
Margaret Speas, Ph.D.
Enclitics
Expressing Location or Direction with Enclitics
If you want to express location or direction of an action in Navajo, we use a word that ends in an
enclitic. The base word is a noun, often a place name, and the enclitic is placed at the end.
hooghan
hogan/home
hoghandi
At the hogan/ at
home.
Kin[1n7
Flagstaff/Dura
ngo
Kin[1n7d66’
From
Flagstaff/Durango
)lta’g00
Hooghan
n7maz7g00
To school.
To the hogan
House/store/
town
Kind66’
From the
house/store/
Town.
outside
T[‘0o’di
(at) outside.
)lta’
School
Hooghan n7maz7 hogan
Kin
T[‘00’
Resource: Din4 Bizaad B7n1hoo’aah: Rediscovering The Navajo Language.
p. 41
Evangeline Parsons Yazzie, Ed.D.
Margaret Speas, Ph.D.

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