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

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See also[edit]

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