łichxííʼ

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EtymologyEdit

łi-(adjectival) + -Ø- (ni-modal 3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø-(classifier) + -chííʼ (neuter imperfective stem of root -CHIIʼ, “to be red”), with emphatic infix -x-.

The łi- prefix appears to have originated historically from the -ł- classifier. When this prefix appears immediately in pre-stem position, it takes the shape of a -l- 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

Paradigm: Neuter imperfective (ni).

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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