łichxííʼ

NavajoEdit

EtymologyEdit

łi- (adjectival prefix) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier) + -chííʼ (to be red, imperfective verb stem), with -x- (intensifier infix). The łi- prefix appears to have originated historically from the -ł- classifier.

VerbEdit

łichxííʼ

  1. he/she/it is orange (color)
    Díí chʼilátah baa hózhónii éí łichxííʼ.
    This flower is orange.

Usage notesEdit

This is a neuter verb that only uses the imperfective stem.

Łichxííʼ is on the redder side of orange, as compared to łitsxooí or yéego łitso on the yellower side of orange.

ConjugationEdit

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person łinishchxííʼ łiniichxííʼ dałiniichxííʼ
2nd person łiníchxííʼ łinohchxííʼ dałinohchxííʼ
3rd person łichxííʼ daalchxííʼ
4th person jilchxííʼ dajilchxííʼ

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Last modified on 4 November 2013, at 06:20