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NavajoEdit

EtymologyEdit

dini- (approximate color) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -l- (classifier)-chííʼ (neuter imperfective stem of root -CHIIʼ, “to be red”).

VerbEdit

dinilchííʼ

  1. it is pink

Usage notesEdit

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

ConjugationEdit

Paradigm: Neuter imperfective (Ø).

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person dinishchííʼ diniilchííʼ dadiniilchííʼ
2nd person dinílchííʼ dinołchííʼ dadinołchííʼ
3rd person dinilchííʼ dadinilchííʼ
4th person dizhnilchííʼ dazhdinilchííʼ

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See alsoEdit

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