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nh dah gah (nh dah)

Following yesterday’s affirmative response/statement is today’s negative, or the Navajo word for “No” or “No!”

These are all forms of the same word, but as we explained a little in an earlier post, the ni- can be contracted to just n- when speaking fluidly.

The shorter forms, nda and ndah are generally less formal and, depending on the context, can denote either apathy or familiarity.

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