Verbs: Verb Stem Mini-Dictionary, Page 2

Adapted from "Dena'ina Verb Dictionary"
Electronic Draft, by James Kari
Compiled by Alan Boraas.

10. dodge, duck
Theme: d classifier + stem


ASPECT
MODE
Dialect Imperfective Perfective Future Optative
momentaneous O q'uł q'uł q'eł q'uł

 

11. dry, become dry (as in dry fish)
Theme: G + Ø classifier + stem


ASPECT
MODE
Dialect Imperfective Perfective Future Optative
neuter   ggen      

 

12. eat
Theme: Object + Gender + l classifier + stem


ASPECT
MODE
Dialect Imperfective Perfective Future Optative
momentaneous   qat qet' qeł qat
durative   qat qet' qat qat
neuter   qet' qet' qet' qet'
transitional   qat qat' qeł qat

 

13. hunt, gather, catch
Theme: Object + iqu # + l classifier + stem


ASPECT
MODE
Dialect Imperfective Perfective Future Optative
momentaneous   'ix 'an 'ił 'ił
durative   'an 'an 'ił 'an
neuter   'an 'an 'ił 'an
continuative   'en 'an 'en 'en
transitional   'ih 'it 'ih 'ih

 

14. be intelligent; be wise; be wary
Theme: qeyu # + d classifier + stem (Outer Inlet, Upper Inlet)
Theme: d + hyu # + l classifier + stem (Inland)


ASPECT
MODE
Dialect Imperfective Perfective Future Optative
momentaneous   'ix 'an 'ił 'ił
durative   'an 'an 'ił 'an
neuter   'an 'an 'ił 'an
continuative   'en 'an 'en 'en
transitional   'ih 'it 'ih 'ih

 

15. laugh
Theme: k + Ø classifier + stem


ASPECT
MODE
Dialect Imperfective Perfective Future Optative
momentaneous   dlih dleq' dleh dlih
durative   dlih dleq' dlih dlih
customary   dlih dlih    

 

16. objects fall, objects move (independently)
plural (3 or more)
Theme: Gender + Ø classifier + stem


ASPECT
MODE
Dialect Imperfective Perfective Future Optative
momentaneous   dah daq deh dah
durative   dah daq dah dih
neuter   dah daq deh dih

 

17. run, walk quickly
singular, dual (or a small group)
Theme: l classifier + stem


ASPECT
MODE
Dialect Imperfective Perfective Future Optative
momentaneous   ggux gguk ggex ggix
progressive   ggesh ggesh   ggish