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Ch’éénísh’į́įgo náá’deeshtł’óół nissin.

out summer.GO 1-again.weave.F 1-desire
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I want to weave again when summer returns.

’Adą́ą́dą́ą́’ísh tł’óo’di nishínílnish?

yesterday-Q outside-at 2-work.P

’Ahbínídą́ą́’ ch’ééh niba’ hasht’e’ ’ádííníszin.

morning-Past in.vain 2-wait ready REFL-1-keep.CI

’Awéé’ bimá bit’ah sitį́.

baby 3-mother 3-undercover 3-lying.SPN
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The baby is lying under the same covers with its mother.

’ayóí

’Ałk’idą́ą́’ tł’oh naadą́ą́’ dant’į́įhgo łį́į́’ doodaii’ béégashii da há hadahwiił’éés ńt’éé’.

long.ago grass corn 3-ripen.I-GO horse or cow etc. 4-for 3-stomp.I past

’Ííshją́ą́ díí ’atoo’ béésh bii’ kǫ’í bikáá’ dah séką́.

don’t forget this stew stove 3-top up 1-put.P.OC

-ch’į’

-k’eh+-jí

in a language e.g. diné k’ehjí ’in Navajo’

-ta’

-tis

Bibee’eldǫǫh haiyííłhan’ii’ ’bįįh yił ’adeesdǫǫh.

gun 3-jerk.out.P-and deer 3-shot.P

bik’ídadohdis

pl-3DO-2dpl-wrap.it.around.it.I

ch’ínígóó

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everything possible without result, failure in spite of every effort, to no avail

Ch’óóshdą́ą́dą́ą́’ shichidí naaki. K’ad ’éí t’ááłá’í.

formerly 1-car two now it one
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I used to have two cars. Now I have only one.

Chidí naat’a’íísh hooghan yikáá’góó ch’éta’ ’éí doodago daats’í dził yąąhgóó ch’ét’a’?

airplane-Q house 3-over-along 3-fly.P TOP or perhaps mountain 3-over-along 3-fly.P

Chidí sits’ą́ą́’ hashtł’ish yiih yilwodgo t’áá ch’į́į́góó ch’ééh ’ííł’įįd.

car 1-away mud 3-into 3-go.P-GO just fail in.vain 3-1-act.P

Da’ Ron saad neiiłkaah?

Q Ron word 3-3-investigate.I
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Is Ron studying words?

dajiłbéézh

pl-3DO-4dpl-boil.it.I

dajiłhį́į́h

pl-3DO-4dpl-melt.it.(snow).I

Dá ák’ehdi shizhé’é bił nishishnish j́į́į́dą́ą́. (YM 1968: 598)

Plant.field-at 1-father with 3-1-worked.P today.past
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I worked in the field with my father today.

Dibé ła’ yóó’ ’íínilgo k’adę́ę ’e’e’aahgo ch’ééh naanááshwoł.

sheep some away 3-1-lose.P-GO almost evening in.vain 3-after 1-run.around.P

didíłjeeh

3DO-2-start.fire.I

doo --- le’ ’át’éégóó

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

Ha’a’aahgo doo jiztįį da, johonaa’ai hwił ołtáh jíní.

sunrise-GO NEG 4-lay.O NEG, sun 4-with count 4-say.I
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Do not lay after the sun rises, the sun will count you in with the dead.

Haa níníłnééz?

what 2-tall.relatively.NI
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How tall are you?

hadasiigeed

pl-3DO-1dpl-dig.it.out.P

Hahgo hooghan ’ádíílííł?

when hogan 3-2-make.F

háágóó

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where to

Hádą́ą́’sh Mary ’ólta’dę́ę́’ nádzá?

when-past-Q Mary school-from 3-return.P

Háí lá kintahgóó sh adoołbąs?

who-Q town-to 1-me 3-drive.F

Hooghan ’adeeshłííł ndi tsineheeshjíí’ shee ’ádin.

hogan 1-build.F but lumber 1-with 3-none.NI

Jáanísh naalnish?

John-Q 3-work.I

jidíníłkaad

3DO-4-start.to.herd.them.(animals).I

K’os hóle’!

cloud 3s-become.O
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I wish for clouds

Mary yíká hoolne’.

Mary 3-for 3-call.P

neizlá

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

nidasoołkáá’

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

nideiskáá’

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

Nidlóóhísh doodaii’ dooísh nidlóoh da?

2-cold.X-Q or NEG-Q 2-cold.X-Q NEG

Náhíínááłgo yadiizíní niłjizh.

around-2-go.I-GO can 3-2-crush.Prog

néishjį́į́h

Iterative Mode: 1-become.black.R
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I will become black, get sunburned again and again

Shighandóó ndáá’góó ’ada’iisdee’go nihí ’éí t’áá yiike’.

1-home-from war.ceremony-to 3-go.away.P we.du.pl TOP just 1du-remain.behind.P

Shimá sání t’áá shídin ’ííyá.

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My grandmother went away without me.

Shitsili tsin ła’ nieidiitą́ii’ łeechą́ą́’ii’ łéi néídiiłhaal.

1-little.brother stick 3-3-pick.up.P-and dog INDEF 3-3-hit.P

Shizhé’é bidá’ák’eh shicheii bidá’ák’eh táadi yilááh ’ánáníłtso.

1-father 3-field 1-grandfather 3-field three-at 3-beyond 3-again-big.NI
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My father’s farm is three times as big as my grandfather’s.

Shizhé’é bitsą́ądi haashį́į́ yidzaago tł’óó’góó yik’ee naalyiish.

1-father 3-stomach-at something 3-happen.P-GO outside-toward 3-on.account.of 2-bend/stoop.CI

Tł’éédą́ą́’ t’áadoo hazhó’í ’ííłhaazh da léi’ bił nisin.

night.last NEG good 1.sleep.P NEG since sleepy 3-1.desire.NI
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I’m sleepy since I didn’t sleep well last night.

Yadiizíní bigháníshgéésh.

can 3-through-1-cut.open.I

Ła’ nídeezid yę́ędą́ą́’ ’áajigo niséyá.

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