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di- (oral) + -yi- (transitional) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -ł- (classifier)-yeeł (imperfective stem of root -YÉÉL, “to be calm”).

The root onset, originally *gh (> y), devoices after ł-classifier: ł + ghéél > ł + héél.



  1. (intransitive) he/she is calming down, becoming quiet
  2. (transitive) he/she quiets him down
  3. Second-person singular imperfective form of diiłheeł


Paradigm: Transitional (yii/yii)

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person diishheeł diilyeeł dadiilyeeł
2nd person diiłheeł doołheeł dadoołheeł
3rd person diiłheeł dadiiłheeł
4th person jidiiłheeł dazhdiiłheeł
PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person diiłheel diilyeel dadiilyeel
2nd person diniłheel doołheel dadoołheel
3rd person diiłheel dadiiłheel
4th person jidiiłheel dazhdiiłheel
FUTURE singular duoplural plural
1st person dideeshhił didiilhił dadidiilhił
2nd person didííłhił didoołhił dadidoołhił
3rd person didoołhił dadidoołhił
4th person jididoołhił dazhdidoołhił