dinooltłʼizh

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dini- (approximate color) + -oo- (yi-perfective 3rd person subject prefix) + -l- (classifier)-tłʼizh (neuter perfective stem of root -TŁʼIIZH, “to be blue, green”).

Verb[edit]

dinooltłʼizh

  1. he/she/it is bluish, greenish

Usage notes[edit]

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

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Neuter perfective (yi).

PERFECTIVE singular duoplural plural
1st person dineeshtłʼizh diniiltłʼizh dadiniiltłʼizh
2nd person dinííníltłʼizh dinoołtłʼizh dadinoołtłʼizh
3rd person dinooltłʼizh dadinooltłʼizh
4th person dizhnooltłʼizh dazhdinooltłʼizh

Note: unlike other dini- adjectives of approximate color, dootłʼizh and dinooltłʼizh are conjugated in the perfective.

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