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NavajoEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

VerbEdit

dinilgai

  1. it is whitish, off-white, cream-colored, light beige, tan

Usage notesEdit

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

ConjugationEdit

Paradigm: Neuter imperfective (Ø).

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person dinishgai diniilgai dadiniilgai
2nd person dinílgai dinołgai dadinołgai
3rd person dinilgai dadinilgai
4th person dizhnilgai dazhdinilgai

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