A two for one today...Díí jį́
Literally: this day.
Use díí jį́
to refer to today. Like previous words, you can break díí jį́
into two other Navajo words.
means this, or these. Further, jį́
means day.Díí jį́ éiyá
and its shorter version éí
are phonetic filler words; they’re almost like respected ‘ums’ and ‘uhhs’]T’áá’ákwííjį́
Today, we learn the word for everyday.
It’s used as it is in English.
You know how to say today (this day - díí jį́
Carry the word for day and attach t’áá ákwíí
, which is the word that means every (every single).
You’ll notice that ákwíí
uses elements from the word denoting quantity (how much? - díkwíí
So what does t’áá
denote? Well, it’s one of those words that doesn’t quite have a precise English translation. This word will show up in a lot of different contexts.