melt, dissolve, thaw
Theme:l-laa~ (ø event)
for something to melt, dissolve, thaw
Imperfective (+) (doing it; does it)
3s:[does not occur]
Progressive imperfective (+) ((in the process of) doing it)
Repetitive imperfective (+) (does it (regularly))
it melts (regularly)
Perfective (+) (did it)
Perfective (-) (didn't do it)
it didn't melt
Perfective habitual (+) (does it (every time))
it melts (every time)
Perfective habitual (-) (hasn't done it yet)
it hasn't melted yet
Future (+) (going to do it)
it will melt
Future (-) (not going to do it)
it won't melt
Hortative (+) (let him/her do it)
let it melt
Potential attributive (+) (can't do it)
3s:tlél aadé çwalilaayi yé
no way can it melt
Potential decessive (+) (would have done it)
it would have melted
Conditional (+) (if/when s/he does it)
if/when it melts
Wé tléiñw çalalaa yageiyi s'íx' káx'.
Let the berries melt in the large bowl.
Wé dleey çalalaa xáanaa atýaayí sákw.
Let the meat thaw for dinner.
Wudlit'ix'i tléiñw wullaayí ñúnáý k'éi nooch tsaa eiýí teen ña shúgwaa.
When the frozen berries are thawed they are real good with seal oil and sugar.
Yáa héen yík wullaayí tsá, gaýtooñóoý.
When the river melts we will go (by boat).