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’Ashkii yázhí ’ayóo hwe’ádílááh.

little boy very 3-mischief
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The little boy is very mischievous.

’Ayóo deesk’aazgo beeldléí ditánígíí biih násh’nah.

very cold-GO blanket 3-thick.NI-ÍGÍÍ 3-into 1-crawl.R

’Ayóo deesk’aazgo beeldléí ditánígíí biih násh’nah.

very cold-GO blanket 3-thick.NI-ÍGÍÍ 3-into 1-crawl.R

’Óshą́ą́’ laanaa’ dichin shi’niiłxį́.

1-eat.O wish hunger 1-3-kill.I

’Ádą́ą́dą́ą́’ásh nishínílnish?

yesterday-Q 2-work.P

*Nidlóóhísh doodaii’ doo sha’shin nidlóoh da?

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

-gha

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-íyah

-tah, -taa-, -ta-

Bá’ólta’ísh Jáan ’éí doodaii’ Mary daats’í yich’į’ haadzíí’?

teacher-Q John TOP or Mary perhaps 3-to 3-talk.P

Béésh bii’ kǫ’í ná ch’ídeesh’ááł.

metal 3-in fire 2-for out 3-1-carry.F
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I will carry the stove out for you.

Ch’į́į́góó baa ntséskees.

fail 3-about 1-think.I
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I think about it (from many angles) without success (as in trying to hit upon a practical solution for a problem).

Ch’į́į́góó ch’ééh tádííyá.

fail in.vain 1-go.P
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I went everywhere (looking for something but without success).

dajíí’aal

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

dashiilbéézh

pl-3DO-1dpl-boil.it.P

Dibé yázhí bitsį’ bíchą́ yídéeshni’.

lamb 3-meat 3-crave 3-addicted.NP

Dichin nínízin ya’?

hungry 2-want.NI Q
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You are hungry, aren’t you?

Díkwíísh ninááhai?

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

doo chohoo’į́į́góó

doo ndi

Doondó’ ’ółta’ da.

NEG 3-go.school.NI NEG

Dooshą’ gah t’áá gééd náshdááh lá.

ensure rabbit just without 1-return.I DISC

Dziłghą́ą́’góó deeshááł nissin.

mountain-top-toward 1-go.F 1-want.CI

Ha’a’áahgo shilį́į́’ bá niná’áshjoł.

east-GO 1-horse 3-for again-1-feed.NCM.R

ha’át’ééjí

which way

haa nízah nináhálzhishgo shą’

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‘how often’, what span of time

Haa’ísh neezgai?

where-Q 3-hurt.N
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Where does it hurt?

Hahgosh Daniel hidilníísh?

when-GO-Q Daniel 3-start.work
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When does Daniel go to work?

Hastiin sání léi’ ’áłchíní bił yanáa’áago yił nahalne’.

man old INDEF children 3-with 3-pile.NI-COMP 3-with 3-tell.CI
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An old man is telling stories to a pile of children. (Lit. the children are piled with him)

Hái da shą’ tsinaa’eeł ’ájiilaa lá?

who DA Q boat 3-4-make.P DISC
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(I wonder) who made this boat?

Háísh tsinaa’eeł ’áyiilaa?

who-Q boat 3-3-make.P
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Who made a boat?

Hooghan binááshwoł ńt’éé shimá sání shich’ahóóshkeed.

hogan 3-encircling-1-run.Prog past 1-grandmother 1-3-scold.P

Kwii nináá’nísh’aah.

here again-1-park.R
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Here is where I am parking again.

lágo

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negative particle used with the optative mode

Mósí yázhí bimá yits’ą́ą́’ yóó’ííyá.

kitten 2-mother 3-from away-3-go.P

Nichidí háadish nííníłbą́ą́z?

2-car where-at-Q 3-2-park.P

Where did you park your car?

Nidlóóhísh ’éí doodago doo daats’í nidlóoh da?

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

Nidlóóhísh doodaii’ doo daats’í nidlóoh da?

2-cold.I-Q or neg perhaps 2-cold.I neg

Are you cold or not?

Nimá yázhí bighangóó díílwoł dóó ’áájí ’awéé’ baa ’áhólyą́ą dooleeł.

your aunt 3-house-to 2-run-and that-way baby 3-for 2-care.Fut

niłbéézh

3DO-2-boil.it.I

Sam ’ádił yálti’.

Sam reflx-with 3-talk.DI

Shicheii bighangóó yishááł.

1-grandfather house-toward 1-go.Prog

Shínaaí shikétł’á ’iiyilgo łį́į́’ bikáá’ hasis’na’.

1-older.brother 1-foot-bottom 3-3-boost.P-GO horse 3-top up-1-crawl.P
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My older brother boosted me and I got up on the horse’s back.

Shį́į́dą́ą́’ na’niiłkaadgo t’áá ’áháníjį’ ’adeeshch’iłgo bik’ee deelyiz.

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Last summer when we were out herding sheep a bolt of lightning struck nearby and gave us a startle.

T’ah ’ałk’idídą́ą́’ ’éí Diné tát’áá góyaa kéédahat’íinii t’éiyá díí tábąąhgóó bidáda’ak’eh naaznil ńt’éé’.

still quite.long.ago the people water-near areal-down pl-3-reside.NI-NOM only this water-edge-toward farm 3-lie.PlO.SPN past

t’áá gééd

Tózis biníká dínísh’į́į́’.

bottle 3-through 1-look.X
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I’m looking through the glass bottle.

Tł’éédą́á’ dibé ch’íníjéé’ yiists’ą́ą́’ ’áádóó t’óó ńléí tsé deez’áhí bizánághah góne’ ’ahosoolts’ą́ą́’.

last.night sheep out-3-run-Pl.P 3-sound.P and then merely there rock point 3-around areal-in out-are
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Last night the sheep got out of the corral and the sound they made disappeared around the point of the ridge.

Yadiizíníshą’ haa néelt’e’go nínízin?

can-Q how 3.many.N-GO 2-want.NI
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How many cans do you want?

Ła’ nídeezid yę́ędą́ą́’ ’áajigo niséyá.

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