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NavajoEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

VerbEdit

dinilzhin

  1. it is dark gray, dark brown

Usage notesEdit

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

ConjugationEdit

Paradigm: Neuter imperfective (Ø).

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person dinishzhin diniilzhin dadiniilzhin
2nd person dinílzhin dinołzhin dadinołzhin
3rd person dinilzhin dadinilzhin
4th person dizhnilzhin dazhdinilzhin

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