difficult, almost impossible, hard (in abstract), frustrating
Theme:O-l-dzée (ga state)
for O to be very difficult, frustrating, almost impossible, hard, (in abstract)
Imperfective (+) (doing it; does it)
Imperfective (-) (not doing it; doesn't do it)
it's not difficult
Progressive imperfective (+) ((in the process of) doing it)
it's getting difficult
Progressive imperfective (-) (not (in the process of) doing it)
3s:tlél kei unaldzéen
it's getting easier
Repetitive imperfective (+) (does it (regularly))
it gets difficult (regularly)
Imperfective habitual (+) (always does it)
it's always difficult
Imperfective attributive (+) (the one who does it)
3s:wé lidzéeyi aa
the difficult one
Perfective (+) (did it)
it became difficult
Perfective (-) (didn't do it)
it didn't get difficult
Perfective habitual (+) (does it (every time))
it gets difficult (every time)
Perfective habitual (-) (hasn't done it yet)
it hasn't gotten difficult yet
Future (+) (going to do it)
it will be difficult
Future (-) (not going to do it)
3s:tlél kei guýladzée
it won't be difficult
Hortative (+) (let him/her do it)
let it be difficult
Potential attributive (+) (can't do it)
3s:tlél aadé guýlidzéeyi yé
no way can it be difficult
Potential decessive (+) (would have done it)
it would have been difficult
Conditional (+) (if/when s/he does it)
if/when it is difficult
Aý jee lidzée wé kasné.
Knitting is difficult for me.
Du tuwóo lidzée.
S/he's a difficult, stubborn person
Aý tuwáa lidzée.
It looks difficult to me.
Life was difficult.
Kei guýladzée ináñ yaa ñunatín
It will be difficult to leave you.