łitso

NavajoEdit

PronunciationEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

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

VerbEdit

łitso

  1. it is yellow
    Tsídii łitso — The (one or two) bird is yellow.
    Tsídii daaltso — The (three or more) birds are yellow.
Usage notesEdit

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

ConjugationEdit
IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person łinistso łiniitso dałiniitso
2nd person łinítso łinohtso dałinohtso
3rd person łitso daaltso
4th person jiltso dajiltso
Derived termsEdit
Łitso, yellowish 5¢ note

Etymology 2Edit

The use of łitso (yellow) to refer to the nickel coin comes from the gold or yellowish color used in the fractional currency note for this denomination during the Civil War.

NounEdit

łitso

  1. nickel (coin)

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 30 March 2014, at 23:15