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)
     łichííʼ      dinooltłʼizh,
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