yoołkááł

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

yi-(night passes) + -oo-(yi-progressive 3rd person subject prefix) + -ł-(classifier) + -kááł (progressive stem of root -KĄ́, “night passes”).

yi-(night, dawn) + yi-(progressive mode prefix) + -Ø-(3rd person subject prefix) + -ł-(classifier) + -kááł(progressive verb stem)

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

yoołkááł

  1. to become day, daytime
  2. to be a date, day
    Yas Niłtʼees 16, 2017go yoołkááł — today’s date is January 16, 2017.
    tááʼtsʼáadahgóó yoołkááł dííshjį́, Ndaʼiinííshtoday is the 13th, Friday.

Usage notes[edit]

This verb is limited to expression in the third person.

This verb is conjugated only in the progressive mode.

Conjugation[edit]

Paradigm: Progressive (yi), third person only.

Noun[edit]

yoołkááł

  1. day, date

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