Ndaga’ (nda, ndah, nidaga’)

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.