By TYPES

People

muen-chersverb
I am light-skinned
(variant muen-ters)

Sentence example with
muen-chers...


Keech muen-chers kue wey'-yon.
"The young woman is
fair-skinned."

other forms...

lo'-o-gey-o-wok' : I am dark-colored
lo'-o-gey-o-wom' : You are dark-colored
lo'-o-gey' (?) : he/she is dark-colored

lo'-o-gey-o-wo-nee : the thing that is dark-colored

ler'-er-geryshnoun
I am dark-skinned

Sentence example with
ler'-er-gerysh...


example
"translation"

Liquid

muen-cherhlverb
white liquid | milk

Sentence example with
muen-cherhl...


Kue muen-cherhl nue-mee swoom'.
"The
milk really stinks."

-'aa-wok Aileen Figueroa

Animals

ler'-er-gery
verb
dark-colored animal | dark-colored verb
(
variant ler'-er-ger'-ery)

Sentence example with
ler'-er-gery...


Ler'-er-gery ch'ee-shah.h
"The
dog is black."

-'aa-wok Georgiana

By COLORS

Reds

Browns

Yellows

Muen-chey

muen-cheyverb
whiteish
| light shades

Sentence example with
muen-chey...


Tee'-nee-sho kue hee-koh 'o muen-chey?
"Whats the
white thing across the river?"

-'aa-wok Georgiana Trull

muen-cheyr'verb
whiteish
trees and stick-like things

Sentence example with
muen-cheyr'...


Neee'-nes kue muen-cheyr' ko-weesh.
"Look at the
white(ish) stick."

photo credit: American Rivers

muen-ter'-ery'verb
white(ish)
animal fur |

Sentence example with
muen-ter'-ery'...


Pler'-ery' muen-ter'-ery' pue-see.
"Big,
white(ish) cat."
-'aa-wok Carrie Roberts

photo credit: American Rivers

muen-che'-ron'verb
white(ish)
tree blossoms | flowers?

Sentence example with
muen-che'-ron'...


Swoo-me-t'es wee' muen-che'-ron'.
"Smell the
white(ish) blossoms."

other forms...

muen-che'-ron-o-nee : the one that is white(ish) colored (of tree blossoms)
(attributive)

photo credit: American Rivers

muen-chok'sverb
white(ish)
flat thing
(variant muen-chokw's)

Sentence example with
muen-chok's...


Kue 'a'-te-meyr keech muen-chok's .
"The paper is
white(ish)."

photo credit: American Rivers

muen-chohverb
white(ish)
round thing
("er" quality muen-cherh)

Sentence example with
muen-choh...


Keech muen-choh kue ha'-aag.
"The rock is
white(ish)."

photo credit: American Rivers

muen-ter'-er-yek'verb
I am a white(ish) animal/bird
("er" quality muen-ter'-er-yerk')

Sentence example with
muen-ter'-er-yerk'...


Sey-gep 'o gem', "Keech muen-ter'-er-yerk'."
"Coyote said, "I am
white(ish)."

photo credit: American Rivers

muen-chehlverb
light-colored, ceremonial dress

Sentence example with
muen-chehl...


K'e-muen-chehl, hes?"
"Is that your
light colored dance dress?"

photo credit: American Rivers

muen-chey-o-wok'verb
I am white.

Sentence example with
muen-chey-o-wok'...


Nue-mee muen-chey-o-wok'.
"Is that your
light colored dance dress?"

other forms...

muen-chey-o-wok' : I am white

muen-chey-o-wom' : You are white

muen-chey' : He/she/it is white

muen-chey-o-woh : We are white

muen-chey-o-wow' : You folks are white

muen-chey-o-wohl : They are white

muen-chey-o-wo-nee : the one that is white | the white one

Lo'-o-gey

lo'-o-gey
verb
black(ish) things | dark shades
(
"er" quality ler'-er-gerh)

Sentence example with
lo'-o-gey...


Lo'-o-gey 'we-chah
"His pants are black."

-'aa-wok Georgiana Trull

other forms...

lo'-o-ge-nee : the thing that is dark colored/blackish
(attributive)

lo'-o-ge'-ron'
verb
black(ish) stick-like things | it is charred

Sentence example with
lo'-o-ge'-ron'...


Lo'-o-gey 'we-chah
"His pants are black."

-'aa-wok Georgiana Trull

other forms...

lo'-o-ge'-ro-no-nee : the thing that is charred
(attributive)

lo'-o-gey-o-wok'
verb
I am black | I am dark-colored

Sentence example with
lo'-o-gey-o-wok'...


Nek lo'-o-gey-o-wok'.
"I am
dark-skinned."

cherhkeryehl they are bright colored

lo'ogenew dark things (check for recordings on Yurok language share drive)

lo'ogenee dark

lo'ogey be black, be dark-colored (human beings, tools, etc., plants, etc., trees, etc., body parts, utensils, clothes, worms and ropes, etc., flat things, house, boats)

lo'ogeyowok' I am black, I am dark-colored (human beings, tools, etc., plants, etc., trees, etc., body parts, utensils, clothes, worms and ropes, etc., flat things, house, boats)

lo'oge'rok' I am black

lo'oge'ro'n it is black, it is charred (trees, sticks, etc.)

ler'ergerh be black, be dark-colored, (round things) coffee

ler'ergery be black, be dark-colored (animals, birds)

ler'ergeryek' I am black, I am dark-colored (animals, birds)

ler'ergeryhl be black, be dark-colored (water)

ler'ergeryk be black, be dark-colored (water)

ler'ergerysh dark-skinned person

mer'errwer' mock orange

muencha'r be white (trees, etc.)

muenchey be white

muencheyowok' I am white

muenche'ro'n it is white (tree, tree blossoms, etc.)

muenchoh be white (round things)

muenchok's it is white (flat things)

muencherh be white, (of round things) be light-colored (of plants, etc.)

muenchers fair-skinned person, white animal or bird

muenters fair-skinned person

muenter'ery be white (animals, birds)

muenter'eryek' I am white (animals, birds)

pekoya'r be red (round things, tools, etc., plants, etc., body parts, utensils, clothes, worms and ropes, etc., houses, boats)

pekoye'ro'n it is red (round things, tools, etc., plants, etc., body parts, utensils, clothes, worms and ropes, etc., houses, boats)

pekoyoh be red

pekoyok's it is red (flat things)

pekoyop' it is red (water)

perhlkwerh be gray (round things)

perhlkwer'ery be gray (animals and birds, worms and ropes, etc.)

perhlkwer'er'y it is gray (animals and birds, worm and ropes, etc.)

perkeryerh be red (round things)

perkeryer'ery be red (animals, birds, human hair)

perkeryer'er'y it is red (animals, birds, human hair)

perkeryue'erweryek' I am blushing, I am sunburnt

perncherh be gray (deer)

pyaap'tery be reddish, be manzanita-colored

skoyon be blue

serrnerh be a particular color

swerykerh be dull-colored

s'oktoh be brownish-red (round things)

s'oktoy be brown, be light brown, be tan

s'erkter'ery be light brown (animals)

taanep be yellow

tegee'n porcupine, porcupine quill, yellow moss for dying basket materials, anything yellow, canary

tee'npelah be yellow

tee'npeloy be yellow

tee'nperler'ery be yellow (animals)

tee'np'ehl anything yellow

weeshew be jet black