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’Adeesdíilgo dibé sits’ą́ą́’ dah diijéé’.

3-thunder.P-GO sheep 1-away.from start-3-run.Pl.P
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When thunder rumbled the sheep stampeded on me, ran away from me.

’Ahwééh náánááshdlą́ą́’.

coffee again-1-drink.R

’Áko ’índa ’ákǫ́ǫ́ dah diiyá.

after.that to.there start 1.go.I

’áko shį́į́

CONJ

-jí

bik’ídínídiz

3DO-2-wrap.it.around.it.P

Chidí naat’a’í ’íinilaaígíí háajį’ ninít’a’?

airplane 3-2-make.P-ÍGÍÍ where-up.to 3-fly.P
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How far did the airplane that you built go when it flew?

Chidíísh bee hólǫ́ doodaii’ ni daats’í chidí nee hólǫ́?

car-Q 3-with 4-exist.NI or you perhaps car 2-with 4-exist.NI

Da’ chidíísh bee hólǫ́ doodaii’ ni daats’í chidí nee hólǫ́?

Q car-Q 3-with 4-exist.NI or 2 maybe car 2-with 4-exist.NI

Da’ Cubadę́ę́’ tsinaa’eeł nił ní’éél?

Q Cuba-from boat 2-with 3-float.P

dajiigish

pl-3DO-4dpl-make.one.cut.in.it.I

dajíí’aal

pl-3DO-4dpl-chew.it.P

Dá’ák’ehdi t’ah ńt’éé’ t’óó ’ayóigo nahachagii bizhiin yijiłgo yiiłtsą́.

field-at still past many grasshoppers swarm 4-move.along.Prog-GO 3-1-see.P
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To my surprise, I saw a swarm of grasshoppers moving along a field.

deiłhį́į́h

pl-3DO-3dpl-melt.it.(snow).I

Dibé tó y yáánii’á.

sheep water 3-with 3-crowd.P
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The sheep crowded at the water.

didadiiljeeh

pl-3DO-1dpl-start.fire.I

didołjeeh

3DO-2dpl-start.fire.I

Díí hastiin tł’ééjí hataałgo bee béého’doolzįįd.

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This man became famous as a Night Chant singer.

Díkwíí shą’ ninááhai?

how.many Q 2-winter.NI
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How old are you?

doo ’ashohodoobéézhgóó

Doo dibé ch’íi’niił da.

NEG sheep pl-3-2-du-take.out.I NEG
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We (us two) are not taking out the sheep. (YM 1987: 293)

Ha’át’éegosh náníldzid?

why-Q 2-fear.I
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Why are you afraid?

Ha’át’íí lá nizhé’é yaa naaghá?

what Q 2-father 3-about 3-do.CI

hadanołchaad

pl-3DO-2dpl-card.it.(as.in.wool).I

hadeiłgéésh

pl-3DO-3dpl-cut.it.out.I

haníłchaad

3DO-2-card.it.(as.in.wool).I

Háágóóshą díníyá?

where-to.Q 2-go.F

Háíshą’ tsinaa’eeł ’áyiilaa?

who-Q boat 3-3-make.P

Hooghan bikáá’ dah si’áánígíí biyah danii’áago ’ádíílį́į́ł ’áko hooghan doo ałhiinídoołdas da.

hogan 3-on up 3-sit.SPN-ÍGÍÍ 3-under pl-3-extend.NP-GO 3-2-make.F so hogan NEG RECIP-3-collapse.F NEG

Hoozdo hoolyéedi deesdoi sha’shin. ’Áyaańda (’áyąą) diné bi’éétsoh t’áá gééd ndaakai.

Phoenix areal-called-at hot possibly no.wonder person 3-coat without pl-3-go.pl.P
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I guess it’s warm in Phoenix. No wonder people go around without coats.

k’adę́ę

KinŁánídi ’ííníshta’ ńt’éé’ ’áádóó t’áá ’ániidígo ’áadi náánísdzáá ńtéé’ ’ééhosisya’ lá.

Flagstaff-in 1-study.P past and.then just recently there-at 1-return.P past 1-get.hazy.P disc
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I was young I went to school in Flagstaff but I returned there recently to find that I’m so hazy about things that I barely recognize the place.

le’ ’át’éégóó

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used with the optative mode to produce a meaning roughly equivalent to “proof against”

Mósí yázhí chizhtah yiyah yilwod.

kitten woodpile.among 3-under 3-run.P
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The kitten ran under the woodpile.

Na’nííshee’ dóó k’ad éí dah ’iishtł’ó.

3-1-warp.P and now TOP up 3-1-tie.DI
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I prepared the warp and now I’m putting it up.

Na’nízhoozhígóó deeyá, ya’?

Gallup-toward 2-go.sg.F Q

Naakidi tsin sitą́ądi daats’í kinaaldá b ’ahééniijéé’.

two mile 3-run.pl.P-at maybe purberty.ceremony 3-with RECIP-1dpl-run.pl.P

Ndáa’di shizhé’é diné ła’ y ’ahi’niigą́ą’go bita’ niséyá.

summer.ceremony-at 1-father man one 3-with Recip-3-fight.P-GO 3-between 3-1-go.siP
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When a man started fighting them with my father at the War Dance, I got in between.

nidasoołkáá’

pl-3DO-2dpl-investigate.it.P

Nighéí na’ashch’ąą’ígíí níil’į́.

over.there painting-ÍGÍÍ 3-2-du.look.I

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We (us two) are looking at that painting.

nijizlá

3DO-4-carry.a.ropelike.thing.around.P

Shidá’í tsékooh góyaa b ’adáá’áázh.

1-uncle canyon areal-down 3-with 1.go.dual.P

Shił naa’aash shį́į́! T’áá shǫǫdí shaná’níłtsóód!

1-with 3-go.dl.CI maybe please 1-to-back-3-2-feed.I
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Oh, my cousin! Please give me (some of) the food back!

T’áadoo hosh niyą́ní.

T’ÁADOO cactus 3-2-eat.I-Í

t’áá

T’áá ká ’adah ajógeeh (lágo)

Neg down 4-fall.O
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See that one doesn’t fall.

wooyą́ą́’

3DO-2dpl-eat.it.P

Ła’ nídeezid yę́ędą́ą́’ ’áajigo niséyá.

one month past that-way-GO 1.go.P