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NavajoEdit

EtymologyEdit

łi-(adjectival) + -Ø- (ni-modal 3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø-(classifier) + -tso (neuter imperfective stem of root -TSOII, “to be yellow”), 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

łitsxo

  1. he/she/it is orange (color)
    Díí nidaashchʼąąʼígíí éí łitsxo.
    This color is orange.

Usage notesEdit

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

Łitsxo is on the yellower side of orange, as compared to łichxííʼ on the redder side of orange.

ConjugationEdit

Paradigm: Neuter imperfective (ni).

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person łinistsxo łiniitsxo dałiniitsxo
2nd person łinítsxo łinohtsxo dałinohtsxo
3rd person łitsxo daaltsxo
4th person jiltsxo dajiltsxo

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