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NavajoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from Proto-Athabaskan *tsu̓ɢ (to be yellow, tan). Also occurs with intensive infix -x- indicating a darker color tone as orange.

RootEdit

-TSOII

  1. yellow
Theme Category Bases Transitive bases (O + ł)
łi + Ø adjectival

S is yellow (neuter impf.)

d

S is yellow (neuter perf.)

Ø

S becomes —

bílátaʼiitsóóh

S makes O —

ádiiltsóóh (+d refl.)

Stem setEdit

Aspect IMP PERF FUT ITER OPT
TRANS -tsóóh -tsoii -tsoh -tsoh -tsóóh
NEUT -tso -tso - - -

See also Appendix: Roots and stems derivation.

AntonymsEdit

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Derived termsEdit

Navajo terms belonging to the root -TSOII (yellow)