łibá

NavajoEdit

EtymologyEdit

łi- ‎(color prefix) + -Ø- ‎(3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- ‎(classifier) + -bá ‎(imperfective verb stem). The łi- prefix appears to have originated historically from the -ł- classifier.

VerbEdit

łibá

  1. it is gray
    Biyázhí neiyéhé łibá — The (one or two) opossum is gray.
    Biyázhí neiyéhé daalbá — The (three or more) opossums are gray.

Usage notesEdit

This is a neuter verb. As such, it has only the imperfective stem.

ConjugationEdit

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person łinishbá łiniibá dałiniibá
2nd person łiníbá łinohbá dałinohbá
3rd person łibá daalbá, dałibá
4th person jilbá dajilbá

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Colors in Navajo · nidaashchʼąąʼígíí (layout · text)
     łichííʼ      tsédídéehgo dootłʼizh      łitso
(light yellow: diniltso)
     dinootłʼizh,
chʼilgo dootłʼizh
     ?      dootłʼizh      diłhiłgo dootłʼizh
     ?      ?      dinilgai      ?      dootłʼizhii      yágo dootłʼizh      ?
     dibéłchíʼí, yishtłizh
(dark brown: dinilzhin)
     dinilchííʼ      łichxíʼí
(light orange: diniltsxo)
     łizhin      łibá
(dark gray: dinilzhin)
     łigai
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