tʼáadoo

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tʼáá (just) + doo (not)

Adverb[edit]

tʼáadoo

  1. do not, did not, without
    tʼáadoo baa nanináhí! — leave it alone!; don’t do that!
    tʼáadoo hazhóʼópoorly (done); not very well; haphazardly

Usage notes[edit]

Depending on the verb, this negative adverb usually precedes the subject, object, and verb, and it causes the verb to be nominalized.

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