dinilzhin

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

dinilzhin

  1. it is dark gray, dark brown

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 dinishzhin diniilzhin dadiniilzhin
2nd person dinílzhin dinołzhin dadinołzhin
3rd person dinilzhin dadinilzhin
4th person dizhnilzhin dazhdinilzhin

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
                          dootłʼizhii
             yágo dootłʼizh              dootłʼizh              diłhiłgo dootłʼizh              tsédídéehgo dootłʼizh