ho- (“space, area, things”) + -di- (“oral”) + -Ø- (3rd person subject prefix) + -d- (classifier) + -ní (neuter imperfective stem of root -NIID, “to say”).
Like with ní (“he says”), di- deletes in the third person, but only optionally: hodiʼní.
- they say, it is said
- Kinłání doo ayóo deesdoi da łeh haʼní — Flagstaff is usually not very hot, it is said.
This is a neuter verb. For conjugations in other modes, see the corresponding active verb haʼniih (Perf. hodooʼniid).
Paradigm: Neuter imperfective (Ø), third person only.