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(Oolkił - Time)



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Oolkił – Time

 
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• Náoolkiłí Saad – Clock/Watch Words

oolkił
time
Díkwíígóó lá oolkił?  (What time is it?)
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náoolkiłí Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
clock, watch
Shicheii náoolkiłí doo bee hólǫ́ǫ da.  (My maternal grandfather does not have a watch/clock.)
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ahééílkid
hour
Shimá éí tseebíí ahééílkid naalnish.  (My mother works for eight hours.)
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dah alzhin Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
dot (period), speck, minute (as the division of a clock face), inch (as the division of a yard), degree (as the division of a thermometer)
Literal Translation: dah (on top of, up) + łizhin (black)
Ashdlaáadah dah alzhinjį shanídítááh.  (I have a 15 minute break.)
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dah alzhin niílkidgo
in --- minutes
Literal Translation: dah (on top of, up) + łizhin (black) + niílkidgo (something having moved as far as a point. i.e. the hour hand)
Ashdlaáadah dah alzhin niílkidgo yah ańdiijah.  (We'll reconvene in 15 minutes.)
Tádiin dah alzhin niílkidgo dadiidį́į́ł.  (In 30 minutes we'll eat.)
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tsį́įlgo yilkiłígíí
seconds (time measurement)
Literal Translation: tsį́įlgo (hurry) + yilkił (to be moving along in a slow dragging manner, as the hands of a clock)
Akałii éí tsį́įlgo yilkiłígíí bikehgo dóola bił nidaalgeed.  (Cowboys use seconds to time thie bull riding.)
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ałníí
half
Neeznáá dóó ałníí oolkiłgo éí Nanízhóózhígóó déyá.  (I am going to Gallup at 10:30 a.m.)
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bee biláooskid
after the hour
Tsostsid oolkił naadiin bee biláooskidgo shighandóó shił dah nídiilwo (I leave my house 20 minutes after seven o'clock.)
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yidziih
until the hour
Dízdin ashdla yidziih hastą́ą́ adooleełji (It is 45 minutes until six o'clock.)
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• Tááłáí Ahééílkid – Each Hour

naakitsáadah azlį́į́
12:00 a.m. or p.m.
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tááłaídi azlį́į́
1:00 a.m. or p.m.
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naakidi azlį́į́
2:00 a.m. or p.m.
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táádi azlį́į́
3:00 a.m. or p.m.
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dį́įdi azlį́į́
4:00 a.m. or p.m.
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azhdladi azlį́į́
5:00 a.m. or p.m.
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hastą́ądi azlį́į́
6:00 a.m. or p.m.
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tsostsidi azlį́į́
7:00 a.m. or p.m.
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tseebíidi azlį́į́
8:00 a.m. or p.m.
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náhástéídi azlį́į́
9:00 a.m. or p.m.
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neeznáadi azlį́į́
10:00 a.m. or p.m.
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łatsáadahdi azlį́į́
11:00 a.m. or p.m.
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