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Derived terms[edit]

Are the derived terms correct? 02:55, 28 January 2010 (UTC)


What is the difference between łitso and łitsooí? 03:36, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

łitso is a verb that means "it is yellow", łitsooí has a nominalizer. —Stephen (Talk) 21:56, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

I think a usage note giving the actual meaning "it is yellow" would be good to add. 22:08, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

Well, it’s a verb and should be listed as such. —Stephen (Talk) 22:10, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

The question is, if used in translation between English and Navajo to mean "yellow" (idiomatically in English that's how we say it), wouldn't it also mean the adjective "yellow," in the context of Navajo-to-English translation, to avoid awkward constructions? 22:12, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

It depends on each separate case. Sometimes it might be translated as yellow, other times not. That is the case with almost every word in every language. Dictionaries give the meaning, but idiomatic translations frequently cannot use the words given in the dictionary, but need a different construction and different words in order to come to the same idea. —Stephen (Talk) 08:27, 11 December 2010 (UTC)


What's the background story by which "red" came to mean "5¢"? -- Eiríkr Útlendi │ Tala við mig 17:45, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

You mean yellow. I don’t know what the origin was. —Stephen (Talk) 00:36, 2 February 2013 (UTC)