yishtłizh

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

yi- ‎(prefix marking transitional aspect) + -sh- ‎(1st person subject prefix) + -Ø- ‎(classifier) + -tłizh ‎(neuter perfective verb stem), from -tłiizh ‎(perfective verb stem meaning “to be dark (color)”). Compare Koyukon tłɨs, Sarcee dlish (“be spotted”).

Verb[edit]

yishtłizh

  1. I am bruised, dark
  2. I am dark brown, dark-skinned, brown-skinned

See also[edit]

Colors in Navajo · nidaashchʼąąʼígíí (layout · text)
     łichííʼ      dinootłʼizh,
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