"dime"

Translation:dootłʼizhii

March 21, 2019

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[deactivated user]

    http://www.gomyson.com/money1.html gives dootłʼizh (no -ii nominalizer) as the translation for dime. Wiktionary says itʼs the word for turqoise/green/blue, and nothing about money :/


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gradaigh

    Dimes are just called blue thingies in Navajo. Nickels are yellow thingies and pennies are red thingies


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mehtap0800

    The website seems to have moved: http://gomyson.com/money.html


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ollie16534

    Aała'i dootł'izh is Dime. Dootł'izhii is turqoise stone.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jtaylor162

    Note that Duo's Navajo-English dictionary (https://www.duolingo.com/dictionary) correctly translates this word to "dime", but does not recognize the word "dime" to translate back into Navajo. Hopefully an easy fix for DL. I'm so glad that this super-basic dictionary is available for us, as it does work (both ways) for almost every other word I've tried to look up!

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