dinilchííʼ

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

dinilchííʼ

  1. it is pink

Usage notes[edit]

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

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Neuter imperfective (Ø).

IMPERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person dinishchííʼ diniilchííʼ dadiniilchííʼ
2nd person dinílchííʼ dinołchííʼ dadinołchííʼ
3rd person dinilchííʼ dadinilchííʼ
4th person dizhnilchííʼ dazhdinilchííʼ

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Colors in Navajo · nidaashchʼąąʼígíí (layout · text)
     łichííʼ      dinooltłʼizh,
chʼilgo dootłʼizh
     łitso
(light yellow: diniltso)
     dinilgai      łigai
     ?      ?      ?      ?      dinilchííʼ
     diłhiłgo dootłʼizh      dootłʼizh      łichxíʼí
(light orange: diniltsxo)
     łibá
(dark gray: dinilzhin)
     ?
     łizhin      tsédídéehgo dootłʼizh      dibéłchíʼí, yishtłizh
(dark brown: dinilzhin)
     yágo dootłʼizh      dootłʼizhii