Łid

Arid summers around the neighboring states of the Navajo Reservation have sadly been plagued by massive wildfires, which produce łid, or smoke.

In fact, some of you may be downwind from these fires today.

But łid is not just specific to wildfires. It may be applied to smoke from a chimney, exhaust from an engine, or sometimes a burning brush (tobacco, etc.). If you were to say “its smoke,” in reference to a smoldering object, the word will change to “bilid.”