yishtłizh

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

y- (peg element) + -s- (si-perfective 3rd person subject prefix) + -d- (classifier)-tłizh (neuter perfective stem of root -TŁIIZH, “to be dark brown, stained”).

Compare Koyukon tłɨs (“to be crushed”), Sarcee dlish (“be spotted”).

Verb[edit]

yishtłizh

  1. he/she/it is bruised, dark
  2. he/she/it is dark brown, dark-skinned, brown-skinned

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Neuter perfective (si).

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