No, Not, Negative Responses

Gáawaan
- Not yet

Gáawaan tlagws gin Gid’áng!
- Its and amazement! What a terrible thing to happen!

Gáawgaa
- To be lost, absent, missing.

Gáa’anuu
- No!

Gáa’anuu, sangáay daGangáang.
- No, the Weather’s bad.

Gáan’anuu, awáan t’aláng aadáang.
- No, we’re not seining.

Gám
- Not.

Gám is the usual negative marker, while or géh is more emphatic. Both require the verb in the sentence to carry the negative suffix.

Gám dii kaj hlGahl’ánggang.
- My hair isn’t black.

Dáng gáws dluu, gé iitl’ ’láa hlangáa’anggang.
- If it wasn’t for you, we would be nothing.

Gé dii tláal gin xatl’iid’ánggan.
- My husband got skunked. (didn’t get fish or game).

Gám gin tl’aa
- Nothing.

Gám gin tl’aa kiihlaada’áawaay aa kéenk’aa’anggang.
- There’s nothing in the cupboard.

Gám gin tl’aa Gáa daláng jagiiyaa hlangáa’anggang.
- There’s nothing you folks can’t do.

Gám hlangáan
- Not at all.

Gám nang hlaa.
- No one, nobody.

Gám nang hlaa ’aláag táaw isd’ángsaang.
- No one will give her food.

Gáwad.
- To be lacking, insufficient, not enough

Dáalaay gáwiidan.
- The money was not enough.

Gáa dii gáwiidan.
- I don’t have enough for it.

Dii aa táawaay gáwiidan.
- There was not enough food for me.

Gáwadaa.
- To be lacking, insufficient, not enough

K’awáay ’wáa aa gúwadaagang.
- There is not enough lumber for it.

Ge’é.
- No.


Varies with gée, which is perhaps slightly more emphatic than ge’é. See also Gáa’anuu.

Ge’é, gám dúujaay gatáa’anggan.
- No, the cat did not eat.

Ge’é, xayáagang
- No, it’s sunny.

Ge’é, gám ga díi sdahl’ánggang.
- No, I don’t want any.

Dagwiig
- The Spirit that inhabits SGaagaa

SGáa SGalangáay
- Spirit Song