We are going to make a change of topic for a bit. We are going to look at colors. Remember, Klamath is a language of suffixes and prefixes. So, there are a couple suffixes and one prefix we will look at.
1. -tgi= makes the color (an adjective) a verb.
hot gos taktgi. That tree turned red.
2. The suffix -tkani make the color more precise
You take the first part of the repeating syllable and add the suffix -tkani to it to mean color-ish.
taktkani= reddish, somewhat red, a little red
mectkani= bluish, somewhat blue, a little blue
3. The color can be used as a prefix.
The word kalkma=round basket hat.
So, you can add the first repeating syllable to the front of your noun and get a noun compound.
meclaq=blue hair from mecmecli laq.
hot meclaq gi. She has blue hair. OR hot mecmecli gi. It is your choice. You are the speaker.