łichxííʼ

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

łi- (adjectival) + -Ø- (ni-modal 3rd person subject prefix) + -Ø- (classifier)-chííʼ (neuter imperfective stem of root -CHIIʼ, “to be red”), 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.

Verb[edit]

łichxííʼ[[Category:|LICHXII]][[Category:|LICHXII]]

  1. he/she/it is orange (color)
    Díí chʼilátah baa hózhónii éí łichxííʼ.
    This flower is orange.

Usage notes[edit]

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

Łichxííʼ is on the redder side of orange, as compared to łitsxooí or yéego łitso on the yellower side of orange.

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Neuter imperfective (ni).

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person łinishchxííʼ łiniichxííʼ dałiniichxííʼ
2nd person łiníchxííʼ łinohchxííʼ dałinohchxííʼ
3rd person łichxííʼ daalchxííʼ
4th person jilchxííʼ dajilchxííʼ

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